“Suicide prevention for veterans is not just a safety net; it’s a hand extended in the darkest times, a promise that your life’s story has many chapters left, and a testament to the unspoken courage that continues to fight for tomorrow.”
At Homeward Bound Adirondacks, our suicide prevention initiatives are built upon the understanding that early and swift intervention can be life-saving during moments of acute crisis. Recognizing the urgency of such situations, we’ve established a 24/7 helpline staffed by trained professionals who can provide immediate counseling, support, and de-escalation techniques. This helpline ensures that any veteran facing a crisis has a lifeline to reach out to, at any time of the day.
Moreover, recognizing that prevention is more than just crisis intervention, we’ve implemented proactive measures such as regular well-being check-ins for vulnerable individuals, community outreach programs to raise awareness about the signs of suicidal ideation, and workshops that empower veterans with coping strategies and resilience-building tools. By taking a comprehensive approach, we aim to be there for our veterans not just in their darkest hours, but also in the times leading up to those moments, providing preventative support and care.
If you are in crisis or concerned about a loved one, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 then press “1” or text 838255 to connect with a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year.