John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 of Leland is kicking off an awareness campaign!
Sept, 1 is the start of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. We must prepare and raise awareness to save lives.
Ask a veteran in your life how they are doing. Listen when a veteran needs to talk. Reach out when a veteran is struggling.
If you are a veteran in crisis, resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
Call 988 and press 1
Visit the VA Crisis Line website: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
PsychArmor is an essential resource for anyone looking to serve those who have served. They have a comprehensive library of free military culture educational resources, including free courses on veteran suicide prevention.
o S.A.V.E. (Signs, Ask, Validate, Encourage and Expedite) is a course offered on PsychArmor developed in collaboration with VA that will help you understand the general problem of suicide in the United States, how to identify a veteran who may be at risk for suicide, and information on what to do if you identify a veteran at risk.
o Veterans can get ongoing support through local VA medical centers, vet centers or veterans service organizations in their community.
Veteran Suicide Awareness Project Leader
John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68
"Leave No Veteran Behind"