[Podcast] #68: Benefits Breakdown – Veterans Crisis Line


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I promote the Veterans Crisis Line whenever I can. It is a very important resource to be aware of and I try to remind people however I can. I’ve used the line to help a friend in need. I encourage everyone to put the number in their phone.

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

So, in this episode of Borne the Battle, I decided to spotlight the Veterans Crisis Line. In the future, I hope to talk to someone that works there to get their perspective as well. For this week, I explain the different ways you can contact the VCL and the following frequently asked questions:

What happens if I don’t press 1?

Can I use the Veterans Crisis Line even if I’m already receiving care from VA?

What mental health services are available from VA?

Do I have to give my name or share personal information when I call the Veterans Crisis Line?

If I share personal information, will it be kept confidential?

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Author

Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.

Comments

  1. Anthony D Baker    

    I was contaminated at camp lejeune even though I’m not sick now am I to be compensated for this

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