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CNN Reports on Veterans Crisis Line

VA employee taking calls at the Veterans Crisis Line call center.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saving Veterans who are in crisis is some of the most important work VA does. To tell the story, CNN reporters visited the Veterans Crisis Line national call center in Canandaigua. What they found was a staff that is ready around the clock to help Veterans find a better solution to some of life’s toughest problems.

The staff at the Crisis Line has received over 500,000 calls from Veterans coping with issues like Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the loss of loved ones, and other wide-ranging problems. Thousands of lives have been saved by providing someone to talk to and information on where to get help.

For Veterans who are in crisis or contemplating suicide, the Veterans Crisis Line is always available at 1-800-273-8255. Immediate help can also be found at veteranscrisisline.net or by texting 838255.

Read the CNN story and watch the video here.

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