Resource to Prevent Veteran Suicides in Arkansas

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More and more veterans end their honorable and distinguished career of service each year by taking their own lives.

The answers to why are varied, if answerable at all.

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System is standing by for any vet who is in need of assistance.

Veterans, their family and friends were invited to an information sharing event on Wednesday set up with one goal in mind, to save lives.

“You’re never going to suggest to somebody to be suicidal just by asking about suicidal thoughts. It’s something I want people to know they are going to come in contact with and it’s okay to ask, and it’s okay to be with them, and help them get them the help they need,” Suicide Prevention Program Manager Laura Watington says.

The mission is supported to the fullest extent possible, in part by a crisis line that can be called and also texted. The number is 1-800-273-8255.

VA responders are available around the clock.
 

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