I really hate reading about suicide, regardless of the situation, but to hear a Veteran decided to make a life-ending decision at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Philadelphia on Thursday is heart breaking to me. I can relate, I had some dark times. It’s easy to say it gets better, but it doesn’t feel like that when you’re rock bottom. If anyone every wants to talk, I’m available to try to help. The Veteran Affairs has a crisis line.
“A disabled veteran jumped from a parking garage at the Philadelphia Veterans’ Affairs medical center Thursday morning, killing himself. The veteran was seeking psychiatric treatment at the facility.”
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 1-800-273-8255 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. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.