Share This Helpline For Veterans Because Everyone Needs Help Sometimes
El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke has been making it is priority to help veterans in El Paso, and he posted some information for veterans who are seeking mental health services. Bookmark this page, or copy down the information so you'll always have it handy. There is no shame in asking for help. We've asked a lot of our Armed Forces since 9/11 - it's time they got a helping hand from us.
The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for America’s Veterans Act (H.R. 203), also known as the SAV Act, was passed this week to help prevent veteran suicide and raise awareness of mental healthcare for our veterans. Under the Act, the VA is required to create a one-stop shop website that will provide veterans with information on all the mental health care services available to them through the VA. It will also create a new community reintegration program to help veterans who are transitioning into civilian life from active duty and help get them access to mental health services.
If you are a veteran in crisis, or you have a family member or friend who needs help:
1. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
2. Text to 838255.
3. Chat online at veteranscrisisline.net to speak confidentially to a qualified, caring healthcare professional.
Please don't lose this information. It could help you or a loved one when they need it most.
God bless our armed forces.