The Greeneville Police Department wishes to share the following information provided by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network :
Veterans Crisis Line
Resources for Tennessee's Veterans
This Veterans Day, TSPN would thank America's men and women in uniform for their service and remind you of the mental health and crisis response resources available for veterans and active-duty soldiers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that roughly 20 veterans a day die by suicide across the country. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are both major suicide risk factors and common concerns for soldiers returning from combat deployments. However, recent studies show that many soldiers who die by suicide have never seen combat. Research shows that 43% who take their own lives do not seek help from military treatment facilities in the month before their deaths.
We'd like to remind you about the availability of the Veterans Crisis Line, a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline-dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255), then press "1" for connection to a specially trained counselor who can provide you or the soldier in your life with crisis services, information of service available to veterans, or just someone to talk with. The Veterans Crisis Line also maintains a website featuring a self-check quiz, additional resources, and video messages from fellow soldiers. You can also send text 838255 for connection to the Veterans Crisis Line's anonymous chat service.
Additionally, TSPN's website offers an extensive set of resources regarding for members of the military and their families. These include contact points for Suicide Prevention Coordinators at VA centers in Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as resource lists for active-duty military, National Guard members, and military families.
TSPN encourages you to tell America's men and women how much their service means to you... and to return the favor by serving them. One way you can do this is donating to TSPN and contributing to its mission of suicide prevention and awareness for all Tennesseans, including our veterans...