VA Expands Suicide Prevention Tools

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has expanded its efforts to prevent suicide by introducing text messaging to its Veterans Crisis Line toolbox. Vets in crisis can call 1-800-273-8255, chat online 24/7 at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net),  or send a text to 838255. Veterans and members of the military community in Europe may now receive free, confidential support from the European Military Crisis Line by dialing in Europe 0800-1273-8255 or DSN 118 to receive confidential support. VA's Veterans Crisis Line has added two external resources to provide Veterans with additional support-- Vets Prevail at www.VetsPrevail.org and Vets4Warriors at www.Vets4Warriors.com.  For more information about VA's suicide prevention program, visit VA's Mental Health webpage at www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/ .

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