Lifeline for Vets

Talk to a Veteran you can Trust

Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan endure stress that grinds away at them physically, mentally and spiritually 24/7. There’s no rest from the tactics of terrorist warfare. The pressure’s there every moment, waking or sleeping — nine, twelve, fifteen months of relentless tension. It takes a terrible toll, even on the toughest soldier.

Worse, our troops aren’t finished with war when they come home. They know they’ll be going back again … and again … and again.

When our troops come home, the struggle with the heavy impact of war in their lives continues unabated.

Talk to a Veteran you can Trust

They need someone to talk to, someone who understands, someone they can trust. When they call our Lifeline for Vets™ - 888-777-4443 - they reach another veteran of America’s armed forces. Speaking to another Veteran who “gets it” is crucial for a soldier who has returned to the homeland he or she has defended only to feel like “a stranger in a strange land” – full of fear, wracked with depression and on the verge of despair.

The NVF and the Lifeline for Vets™ - 888-777-4443 - have helped countless American heroes — person-to-person, Veteran-to-Veteran. That’s vital at a time when suicides among America’s Veterans have reached the rate of 22 a day. Over and again, Lifeline for Vets™ and its volunteer professionals have talked Veterans back from the brink of taking their own lives. Nearly a half-million calls since 1985.

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