In 2019, Oklahoma was home to more than 260,000 veterans, making it the state with the 13th highest rate of veterans per capita. Many Oklahoma veterans have mental health challenges, sometimes because of their service and sometimes caused or worsened by factors that lead to Oklahoma’s high suicide rate overall.
This report provides a comprehensive review of veteran suicide in Oklahoma and an assessment of the mental health services and systems available to Oklahoma veterans. In it, we highlight opportunities for improving the state’s continuum of care, proposing feasible solutions and next steps.
For a one-page overview, click here.