In September, during Suicide Prevention Month, join the millions of people who are showing their support for Veterans and Service members through The Power of 1 – a U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs campaign that shows how one small act can make a difference in the life of a veteran or service member in crisis.
Whether it’s simply striking up a conversation to let a veteran or service member know you’re there to listen, or encouraging those in your social networks to rally behind the veterans and service members in your community, every little bit counts. Your actions could save a life.
People across the country are determined to be a part of the solution during Suicide Prevention Month and are inspiring others through their actions. You, too, can join the movement and show how one act has the power to encourage veterans, service members, and their loved ones to seek confidential crisis support from life-saving resources like the Veterans Crisis Line or Military Crisis Line. Please spread the word, and encourage your neighbors and friends to do the same. We’re all in this together.
If you notice warning signs for suicide risk in a veteran or service member you know, connect him or her with the Veterans Crisis Line’s 24/7/365 resources: Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/chat, or text to 838255.
Be the reason someone you know finds support during a time of crisis.
Visit VeteransCrisisLine.net/thePowerof1 to learn how you can help.
In our community members of Ava VFW Post 5993 are here to assist veterans in their time of need. Please feel free to contact Scott Huffman, commander of Post 5993, at 417-683-1904.