Partnering with Queens College OMVA- One team because its all about Fitness
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/veterans-crisis-line.asp
THRIVE Training: Mental Health First Responder Course
Sponsored by the Office of Military & Veteran Affairs
“The program is particularly helpful for our veterans, many of whom want to give back to veteran-helping organizations and to their communities,” said Agatha Funes, Veteran Program Coordinator, Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. “The training breaks down the stigma associated with mental illness like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders.” She added that many people are affected by mental health conditions each year, and not everyone recognizes the warning signs".
Berkeley reference link: https://newsroom.berkeleycollege.edu/news/berkeley-college-office-of-military-and-veterans-affairs-hosts-thrive-nyc-s-mental-health-first-aid-training
Thrive Reference link: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/thrivelearningcenter/resources/mental-health-first-aid.page
A video showing Veterans' Crisis Line responders handling calls in their efforts to deter suicide among veterans.