Piscataway Call Center Combats Veteran Suicides

I pretty much loathe the political process, which is ironic since working in the political system is what I do for a living. Having the chance to try to support programs like this one is why I stay. From CentralJersey.com:

Housed in a nondescript one story building in Piscataway, the Vets4Warriors call center is staffed by 26 trained peer counselors representing all branches of the armed services. There are also four trained support and administrative staff.

The call center, which fields inquiries from all over the country, has been in operation since December 2011, already has received 14,000 calls, according to Chris Kosseff, president and CEO of University Behavioral Health Care at UMDNJ, who oversees the program.

The Vets4Warriors is based on the successful Vets4Vets program, which began in 2005 and is funded by the Department of the Military and Veterans Affairs.

1-855-VET-TALK or via the website. 24/7. Free. Confidential. Life-saving. Pass it on. Better yet, call your Member of Congress and tell them to call Secretary of Defense Panetta and demand he keep this program funded and expand it.

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