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Suicide-prevention hot line opens.

TO ensure veterans with emotional crises have round-the clock access to trained professionals, the Department of Veterans Affairs has opened a national suicide-prevention hot line for veterans.

The toll-free hot line--(800) 273-TALK (8255)--is staffed by mental-health professionals in Canandaigua, N.Y. They take toll-free calls from across the country and work closely with local VA mental-health providers to help callers.

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The VA provides mental-health care to about one million veterans each year, making it the largest provider of mental-health care in the nation.--Army News Service
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Title Annotation:Army News: From the Army News Service and Other Sources
Publication:Soldiers Magazine
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2007
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