Suicide Hotline

November 2007
PN;Nov2007, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p66
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The article reports on the move of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create a 24-hour national suicide-prevention hotline to ensure quick access between the mentally-ill and coordinators in New York. The phone line is said to operate seven times a week. Furthermore, suicide prevention coordinators would also be participating in training clinicians and nonclinicians on suicide warning signs, caring for veterans and working inside the facilities to identify risks for suicide.


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