Approximately 22 military veterans choose to end their lives each day. Veterans in crisis and their loved ones can call, text, chat to connect with caring VA responders at the free and confidential Veterans Crisis Line.
In addition to the Veterans Crisis Line, VA offers a network of support and mental health resources for all Veterans and their families and friends. Every day, more than 400 VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators and their teams, located at every VA medical center, connect Veterans with care and educate the community about suicide prevention programs and resources.
To learn more about the issue of Veteran suicide as well as VA mental health resources, please visit www.mentalhealth.va.gov, where you’ll find the latest national and state-level research.
Veterans and their loved ones also can visit MakeTheConnection.net to explore information on mental health issues and hear stories from Veterans who have faced challenges like theirs, including posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use problems, transitioning from service, and more.
No matter what you are experiencing, there is support for getting your life back on track.
United Veterans Services participated in the 22nd New England Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans. Here are a few photos taken by Ralph Marche, UVS volunteer at White River Junction, Vermont.
Thank you to Ralph and all the other volunteers and organizations involved in the NE Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans. Adaptive sports restore connections to community, nature and heathy lifestyles.
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During a yearly Veterans Celebration Event honoring all Veterans, attendees, especially Veterans, were honored with a re-enactment of the raising of the American Flag at IWO Jima.Read More
George Harding, UVS Board of Directors and Jim Sims, UVS volunteer, attend a Farmers Market in Alabama.Read More
The Violators Motorcycle Club, Bay Area Chapter, made its second generous donation in as many years.Read More
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The Violators Motorcycle Club made a generous donation to UVS to help veterans.Read More
UVS donates gym equipment to the Washington DC VA Med CenterRead More
The United Veterans Services made a rather unusual donation last June. Usually, UVS donations are made for educational tools, books, Christmas and other Holiday parties in VA Hospitals, sponsoring the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, etc.
This time, a very exciting and novel suggestion was made by John Holtz for a new basketball court. John Holtz, is a veteran and the Assistant Warden of the Martin Correctional Institution, which is located in Indiantown, outside of Stuart, Florida.
Enjoy a photo of UVS and Chief Voluntary Services volunteers at the Miami VA Medical CenterRead More
UVS Volunteers at the Bruce W Carter VA Medical Center, Miami, FLRead More
UVS received a wonderful thank you card, complete with artwork, poem and signatures from incarcerated veterans at the Wakulla Correctional Institution.Read More
UVS representative Joe Dooley escorting beauty pageant winner Miss Middlesex County and New England Patriots cheerleader to visit Veterans at the Bedford MA VAMC as part of the National Salute to Veteran Patients on Valentine's Day.Read More
United Veterans Services volunteers Steve Hurd and Joe Dooley flank VAVS Chief Lorna Hatch at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the National Disabled Soldiers Home in Togus, ME on November 10th.Read More
The Manchester NH VAMC held its first of two scheduled Veterans Free Farmers Markets today. United Veterans Services contributed $500 in support of the event...Read More
UVS volunteer, Leo Plante, received his 20,000 hour medallion at the recent VA Volunteer Recognition Ceremony...Read More
Champion aerobatic pilot Rob Holland honored Korean War veteran Richard "Dick" Walters of Bath through Holland's "Hero Flight" program.Read More