Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Our veterans are highly vulnerable to suicide and its impact. If you support our veterans and wish to help change this alarming health trend, please get involved in advocacy.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a great organization that guides advocacy efforts and makes it easy for anyone to stay up-to-date and involved.

My advocacy email today included the language below:

AFSP supports a wide variety of veteran suicide prevention and mental health legislation. Today, we ask you to contact your members of Congress about the following bills:

H. R. 5073/S. 2283: REACH for Veterans Act, this bill will improve guidelines and training for call responders on the Veterans Crisis Line.

H.R. 4575/S. 2386: Veteran Peer Support Specialist Act of 2021, this bill will expand the VA’s peer specialist support program to all medical centers within the Department and better connect veterans to peers for mental health purposes.

We also encourage you to share this action with your friends and family members, your community members, and on your social media pages tagging

#AFSPadvocacy #VeteransDay


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