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September 09, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Raises Awareness of Suicide Prevention Among Pennsylvania Veterans

Members of the Wolf administration gathered at the YWCA Greater Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20 veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.

"Our veterans deserve our gratitude and our support for their service to our country," Governor Tom Wolf said. "It's important to show our thanks by providing critical resources to our at-risk veterans. My administration is committed to supporting our veterans in a variety of ways, including suicide prevention efforts."

Assembling to talk about how to reduce the number of veteran suicides were the Department of Aging (PDA), Department of Corrections (DOC), Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), and the YWCA Greater Harrisburg, as well as other veteran advocates.

"It is important that we all continue to have discussions about suicide and let our loved ones in crisis know that there is hope," said Dr. Daniel L. Jurman, DMin, executive director of the Governor's Office of Advocacy & Reform. "Pooling resources and raising awareness is a strong approach to sending the message that we all care and that help is available. Through a number of initiatives, Governor Wolf has kept suicide prevention and behavioral health and wellness in the forefront, and his administration will work vigorously to reduce the number of veteran suicides."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mary Quinn, President and CEO, YWCA, speaks to the press.Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Adjutant General of Pennsylvania Major General Mark J. Schindler speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mary Quinn, President and CEO, YWCA, speaks to the press.Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Human Services' Executive Deputy Secretary Andrew Barnes speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mary Quinn, President and CEO, YWCA, speaks to the press.Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Adjutant General of Pennsylvania Major General Mark J. Schindler speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Adjutant General of Pennsylvania Major General Mark J. Schindler speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Human Services' Executive Deputy Secretary Andrew Barnes speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mary Quinn, President and CEO, YWCA, greeting attendees.    Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Human Services' Executive Deputy Secretary Andrew Barnes speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mary Quinn, President and CEO, YWCA, greeting Adjutant General of Pennsylvania Major General Mark J. Schindler.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mary Quinn, President and CEO, YWCA, speaks to the press.Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Daniel L. Jurman, Governors Office of Advocacy & Reform speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Daniel L. Jurman, Governors Office of Advocacy & Reform speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Adjutant General of Pennsylvania Major General Mark J. Schindler speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Adjutant General of Pennsylvania Major General Mark J. Schindler speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mary Quinn, President and CEO, YWCA, speaks to the press.Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Leaders from the military were in attendance for todays press conference.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19088_dmva_suicidePrevention_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Daniel L. Jurman, Governors Office of Advocacy & Reform speaks to the press.  Members of the Wolf administration gathered today at the YWCA Greater  Harrisburg to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a health crisis taking the lives of about 20  veterans a day nationwide. The event was held in recognition of September being National Suicide Prevention Month.  Harrisburg, PA   Sept. 9, 2021..