The 21st Show

Preventing suicide among veterans


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If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or know of someone who has suicidal thoughts, please call or text 988. Dial 1 for veterans.

The state of Illinois recently joined the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. This is a national effort that aims to bring together teams from across the government to work on this problem.

The 21st spoke to Dr. Teresa Glaze, who has a Ph.D. in psychodynamic psychotherapy and is a licensed clinical social worker to discuss death by suicide among veterans and other people associated with the military.


Teresa Glaze, Ph.D. 
Director of social work • Division of Mental Health • Illinois Department of Human Services