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The movie was emotional to watch as even one veteran suicide is too many. It was mentioned in the documentary that one of the most difficult hurdles veterans encounter is the transition back to the civilian sector. Veterans are no longer around the same group of men and women with which they served. They must deal with their issues differently then they had prior. For some veterans, this can create a feeling of hopelessness and that is a dangerous spot for anyone to be in, especially those who have experienced traumatic events. Speak up and Speak out. If you or someone you know is having a hard time, reach out and give someone a call.
There are numerous resources that can help:
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
Peer Warmline Connection: 707-565-4466
IAVA Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP): 1-855-917-2743
Veteran Combat Call Center: 1-877-927-8387
Military One-Source: 1-800-342-9647
This documentary and more information can be found here.