VA Western New York Healthcare System
Academy Award Winning Documentary
September 4, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (716) 862-8753 Cell: (716) 512-9338
Academy Award Winning Documentary - Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
WHO: VA Western New York Healthcare System
WHAT: There will be a free showing of the 2013 award winning documentary film Crisis
Hotline: Veterans Press 1.
WHERE: VA Western New York Healthcare System – 3rd Floor, Freedom Hall
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
WHEN: Thursday, September 10, from 6-7:30pm.
The documentary film about the Veterans’ Crisis Line received the Academy Award for Best
Documentary film in 2013. Based in Canandaigua, NY and open 24/7/365, the Veterans Crisis Line receives more than 22,000 calls each month from Veterans of all conflicts who are struggling or contemplating suicide due to the psychological wounds of war and the challenges of returning to civilian life. The film spotlights the traumas endured by America’s Veterans as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders, who provide immediate intervention and support in hopes of saving lives of services members.