Veterans Crisis Line: One Small Act Can Make a Difference
Help a veteran reach out for support
April 14, 2014
Throughout the history of our great nation, veterans
have made the commitment to protect our country, serving and sacrificing for what
matters most. Whether
they just came home or completed their service many years ago, their
experiences and sacrifices have an impact on their lives. And what you and others say or do
matters: Sometimes, one person taking one small step can help a veteran reach
out for support.
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.
If a veteran
you know shows signs of crisis, such as hopelessness, anxiety, or withdrawal,
call on the trained professionals at the Veterans
Crisis Line. 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.
There are many simple actions we can take to
help veterans access the care they deserve and have earned. Visit the Veterans Crisis Line online to learn how you
Just one small act can make the difference.
Spread the word about the Veterans Crisis Line. It matters.
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