If you can imagine believing that your own strength is what keeps others alive, even at the expense of your own well-being, you might be close to imagining what it’s like to live inside the mind of a veteran.
veterans face.This catch-22 is exactly the conundrum so many
What should happen first is this: Someone dials the number 800-273-8255, and presses 1.
These folks stay on the phone. They follow up. They try to ensure that the person calling is able to get help from local services.
Some veterans need even more help. That’s where the Veterans Crisis Line comes in.
It’s hard to reach these heroes. And it’s hard to give them the power to realize that there’s so much strength in putting yourself first and taking care of yourself.
“You know when you hit a baseball and you … get that crack?”
or visit the website to reach a caring, trained responder for a confidential online chat and to connect with other resources.