Lines for Life expands veterans crisis line

With a cutting of a ribbon, Lines for Life, expanded its veterans crisis line Friday. (KATU Photo)

A cutting of the ribbon not only meant the start of something, but also, hopefully, the end of veterans feeling alone.

On Friday, Lines for Life announced the expansion of the veterans crisis line.

Their goal is to give veterans, no matter their age or service, a place to talk freely and be understood.

Everyday, 22 veterans die by suicide.

It’s a statistic U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonimici, along with other Oregon lawmakers, says we need to fix.

"Most of us can't comprehend everything our vets went through, but we have to understand that we have to do everything we can to support them and help them heal," she said.

The veterans crisis line is available not only for military members but also their family.

Lines for Life is also available 24/7, for anyone in need of someone to talk with.

The number is 1-800-273-8255.

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