Governor's Challenge

Suicide Prevention for SMVF

About the Governor's Challenge

SAMHSA has partnered with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to bring the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) to states, territories, and communities across the Nation. For the Governor’s Challenge, 52 states and territories are currently taking part in the challenge and are working to develop and implement state-wide suicide prevention best practices for SMVF, using a public health approach. For the Mayor’s Challenge, 22 communities were originally engaged as part of the challenge. Currently, 19 of those teams are still actively participating, and sixteen of the communities are within participating Governor’s Challenge states. SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center is providing technical assistance for these initiatives. 

Learn more about the Governor's Challenge



If you would like to receive training, please contact your local VA

Sheridan:  Kayla Stevens

307-675-3938 office


SAVE Training Flyer 

2022 Veterans Annual Report Inforgraphic

2022 Annual Report_Infographic.pdf