The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call (800) 273-8255 and press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

You can access a publication that introduces some of the behavioral health problems facing veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, including substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide, and discusses screening tools and intervention.

Additional information and resources are available from SAMHSA.

Hank Debnam serves as Military/Veterans Services Liaison for the four-county Alliance region. He is responsible for overseeing and enhancing Alliance’s efforts to effectively meet the behavioral health needs of military personnel, veterans, and their families.



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