The mission of the Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Advisory Board (VASPAB) is to provide guidance for the use of technology among Veterans to reduce the incidence of suicide and other deaths of despair while improving well-being. The VASPAB was established by the VA Palo Alto Community Engagement Partnership Organization and 2-Dooz in 2022.
We are a private and public research collaboration in the broader Silicon Valley / SF Bay area. Our goal is to recruit and foster technology development that helps to shift the emphasis from suicide prediction to suicide prevention.
Our current oversight priority is the Resilience Suicide Prevention Study, which is examining how chronic stress punctuated by acute stress during a personal crisis can increase a military veteran’s risk of a death of despair.