Letter: Help is available to prevent veteran death by suicide

To the editor:

letter_logoOur veterans and their families have done so much for us. Let’s honor them this Veterans Day by learning how we can help prevent another veteran death by suicide.

We all need to be aware of suicide risk factors and warning signs. Go to www.afsp.org and click on “Understanding Suicide” to learn more.

If you recognize someone is in immediate need, the Veterans Crisis Line connects you or them to qualified, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their family members can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at veteranscrisisline.net, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Meredith Beck Swafford, chairperson
AFSP NC Chapter Volunteer/Field Advocate
PO Box 25536
Winston-Salem, NC 27114
NorthCarolina@afsp.org

Filed in: Latest Headlines, Military and Veterans, Opinion

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