February 19, 2015 - Caring, Confidential Responders Always There
VA’s Veterans Crisis Line has answered over 1,625,000 calls.
That’s more than a million-and-a-half times a Veteran has felt suicidal or depressed or lost and decided to call for help…and the Crisis Line was there.
It’s a crisis too many of our wounded warriors face.
The Crisis Line has sent over 45,000 rescues to assist callers with emergency services. That means that when our trained responders know the caller is in a serious crisis and they can’t calm them down or convince them to go to a VA hospital and see a Suicide Prevention Coordinator, they call the closest local emergency personnel to go to that Veteran’s home and help them.
And that has happened 45,000 times. read more>>>