Photo courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Feeling anxious or alone and thinking about suicide are some of the signs that a Veteran may be in crisis. No matter what you are experiencing, there is support for getting your life back on track. A trained responder will answer your call, text, or chat and ask you a few questions. You can decide how much you want to share.
Veterans Crisis Line - Call If You Need Help
The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders from VA. Many are Veterans themselves. They understand what Service members have been through and the challenges that members of the military and their loved ones face.
- In Europe call 00800 1273 8255 or DSN 118 *. In Europe, toll-free service may not be available through all carriers or in all countries.
- In Korea call 0808 555 118 or DSN 118
- In Afghanistan call 00 1 800 273 8255 or DSN 111
Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to reach Veterans Crisis Line may work in some areas, dependent on location and phone carrier.
Dialing the local US Embassy and request a transfer to the Veterans Crisis Line
Online: Through Veterans Chat, 24/7. Veterans may chat online with a Veterans Crisis Line Responder; or, if preferring to speak on the phone, he or she may provide a phone number to the Veterans Crisis Line Chat Responder and a Veterans Crisis Line Phone Responder will call him or her directly.
Text (838255) It may work in some overseas areas but depends on the carrier and location.
For more information here: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ActiveDuty.aspx
Primary season is almost at an end and there are 60 days until the midterm elections. There is even less time until the cutoff date for overseas voters to request their ballots. If you have not registered to vote/requested your ballot, now is the time. Go to Votefromabroad.org and do it today!
If your state's primary has already occurred and you didn’t receive a ballot for that election, you probably not registered. There is still time to request a ballot for the general election in November. Every American can vote in this election so please request your ballot. Democrats Abroad are the margin of victory in lots of race. Every vote counts!
If you are already registered, it doesn't hurt to check your registration at https://iwillvote.com/. This election is extremely important, don’t be disenfranchised.
Do you need information on the candidates running in your state's elections? You can use Ballotpedia’s Sample Ballot Lookup Tool. All you need is your voting address and you can find out who’s running in the various elections. There are links to the candidates' website’s, information on ballot measures and more. If your state has not had it’s primary elections yet, you can get information on primary candidates there too.
Join us for our September Meeting where the focus will be on the upcoming election, November 6th.
We will be discussing the outcomes of the various primaries throughout the US. Please come prepared to share the elections in your respective state (for those wishing to do this).
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