Inside a suicide prevention call center for veterans responding to 1,700 calls each day

For immediate help if you are in a crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential.

Canandaigua, New York — The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are holding a conference in Nashville this week aimed at preventing suicides. A hotline launched in 2007 has answered more than 3.5 million calls, sending emergency help to nearly 100,000 people.


Veterans advocate speaks out after soldiers were denied more than $50 million in medical claims

Dan Caldwell, executive director of Concerned Veterans for America, appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday, and addressed the issue of soldiers being denied more than $50 million in medical insurance coverage.

A new Inspector General’s report published in August found over $53 million in legitimate claims were rejected  during a six-month period, leaving more than 17,000 veteranswithout care.