This week’s passing of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams is tragic. Tragic as it may be, Robin Williams’ death brings a serious issue facing many of our country’s veterans to the forefront. Depression and suicide do not discriminate and can affect anyone. Veterans across the country are suffering from depression and having suicidal thoughts on a daily basis. Help is available.
The VA has established a Veterans Crisis Line for veterans in need of help. Veterans can call 800-273-8255 (press 1) to confidentially speak with a VA responder. Veterans can also send a text message to 838255 or chat online at http://veteranscrisisline.net. The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and offers support for veterans who are deaf and hard of hearing as well. In addition, spouses, children, parents, friends, and caregivers can utilize the Veterans Crisis Line regarding concerns for the safety and well-being of a veteran.
The attorneys and staff at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. are here to help veteran’s suffering from injuries and disabilities incurred in military service, including depression. If you are a veteran who needs help, contact the experienced veterans’ disability attorneys at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. today for a free case evaluation. Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. services veterans across the Gulf Coast, including, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Call 251-343-1111 for a free case consultation.