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Posted on: October 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Help a veteran in crisis--keep these resources on hand

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If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about suicide, contact the toll-free, 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line to speak with a trained, caring VA responder. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.


We can all play a role in preventing suicide: Your actions could help save a life. Download the flyer for  simple ways to support a Veteran or Servicemember in your life or your community who may be going through a difficult time at https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/DocumentCenter/View/14275/Suicide-Prevention-Community-Support-Handout


VA's Coaching Into Care is a national phone line that offers education, support, and empowerment to family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran. Call  888-823-7458 More information is available at https://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/. 8 am to 8 pm ET, 8 am to 5 pm on the west coast.

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