The Veterans Crisis Line is a vital lifeline for former service members who are facing difficulty. A bill intended to strengthen this program has just passed through the U.S. Senate. The new legislation will add more quality assurance processes to ensure calls don’t go unanswered.

If the bill is signed into law, the operators of the crisis line will receive distinct performance objectives and benchmarks to work toward. The end goal is to ensure that every single call is answered by an employee familiar with American Association of Suicidology guidance.

{marker] Losing even one veteran to suicide is one too many, and it’s vital that every effort be exerted to strengthen the programs and processes that safeguard former military members in times of crisis.

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