VA reminder about Crisis Line during suicide prevention month

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is observing Suicide Prevention Month this September, with this mantra 'One small act can make a difference in the life of a veteran or service member.'

VA administrators are encouraging the public to help spread the message and show how one act can encourage veterans, service members and their loved ones to seek support from the Veterans Crisis Line.  Information given on that line is considered confidential.  

The Veterans Crisis Line connects those veterans and service members in crisis, as well as their family and friends, with caring and qualified VA responders via a toll-free hotline, online chat or text messaging service.  

Call the Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and then press 1; go online to VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat or text to 838255 for free, confidential support 24 hours, all year round.  

For more information on this program, or for how to help a veteran/service member showing signs of crisis go online to VeteransCrisisLine.net/ThePowerOf1. 

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