The Veterans Crisis Line Offers Support 24/7
One small act can make a difference in the life of a veteran
April 10, 2014
Throughout the history of our great nation, veterans
have made the commitment to protect our country, serving and sacrificing for
what matters most. What they and their families give up can have an impact that
lasts long past their time of service. Whether veterans have recently returned
home or completed their service years ago, their experiences remain a part of
It can be difficult for family members and
friends to reach out when they see a veteran in crisis or going through a challenging
time, but asking the hard questions is often the first step toward getting veterans
the support they need.
If you think that a veteran might be in
crisis, tell him or her about the Veterans Crisis Line—or make the call
yourself. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press
1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text
to 838255 for free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365
days a year.
We need your help in telling all veterans and
their loved ones that support is available and is only a phone call, chat, or
text away.Spread the word in your community; no group
or meeting is too small. Each person can make a difference in the lives of veterans
in your community.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
encourages groups and individuals nationwide to help spread the word about the
Veterans Crisis Line, a free, confidential resource that veterans and their
families and friends can access any day, anytime. Can you help? It matters. Trained
professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line—some of them veterans themselves—are
ready to listen.
There are many simple actions you can take to
help veterans access the care they deserve and have earned. Visit the Veterans
Crisis Line website to learn how you and your community
can stand by veterans and their loved ones, and help prevent suicide.
Watch and share
Veterans Crisis Line videos.
Download posters and flyers on the Veterans Crisis Line
resources page to
put up in your community.
Veterans Crisis Line social media content
with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
others in your community to learn more with information sheets.
Thanks to actions like ones you can take, the
Veterans Crisis Line
has answered more than 1.1 million calls and made 35,000 lifesaving rescues since
being launched in 2007.
small act can make the difference. Spread the word about the Veterans Crisis
Line: It matters. Visit VeteransCrisisLine.net to learn more.
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