Lifeline for Vets

Talk to a Veteran you can Trust

Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan endured stress that ground them down physically, mentally and spiritually 24/7. There was no rest from the tactics of terrorist warfare. The pressure was 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 weren’t finished with war when they come home, often after multiple deployments. Think of it...

The war in Ukraine has to trigger their memories just as the withdrawal from the long war in Afghanistan triggered them and the men and women who served in Vietnam.

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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