Take a Moment – Reach Out!
Don’t wait for a crisis. Take a moment today to reach out. You can act now to help prevent Veteran suicide later.
VA has started a new campaign – Reach Out – to inspire connection and encourage Service Members, Veterans and Families (SMVF) who may be looking for support to ask for help. Reach Out also encourages community members to reach out to SMVF in their communities to check-in, connect with them and show them someone cares. Please check the link for resources, inspiration and to learn more. They also have shareable social media graphics, digital backgrounds, web banners and printable posters. Please utilize this resource and forward to your communities. Take a Moment — Reach Out (va.gov)
Learn to recognize red flags
People can experience an emotional or mental health crisis due to a wide range of situations. For some, it might be the end of a personal relationship. For others, it might be the loss of a job. For Veterans, these crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service.
When emotional issues reach a crisis point, Veterans and their loved ones should contact the Veterans Crisis Line.