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Posted on: November 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Suicide prevention crisis hotline helps veterans--dial 988

LISTEN TO RADIO INTERVIEW WITH RETIRED ARMY LIEUTENANT COLONEL WHO ALMOST COMMITTED SUICIDE --SHE DISCUSSES THE 988 VETERANS SUICIDE CRISISLINE

   Avery Leider, is a  retired  U.S. Army Lieutenant-Colonel.  After her retirement, she went back to school on the GI Bill, getting first a Masters Degree and subsequently completing  PhD in Computer Science from Pace University in May 2022. She served in Germany, Saudi Arabia, operation Desert Shield, the Middle East but never served in combat. After she retired because of her age she seriously considered suicide.      She has  personally been helped by the VA and it saved her life.  U.S.  Veterans are the group with the highest daily rate of suicide at 22 per day. This is according to the website: www.veteranscrisisline.net.
         What is 988 and why is Option 1 for Veterans?  24/7 confidential crisis support for veterans and their loved ones. Contact the veterans crisis line: 988 then press one and chat online.
  1. Confidentiality and anonymity
  2. Also, one can chat at veteranscrisline.net website or text to 838255


 Hugh McAuley, who leads our Greenburgh Veterans Committee, participate in a radio show with Avery Leider and  Professor Pauline Mosley, a resident of Greenburgh.

YouTube Interview link - https://youtu.be/b9kxKiToU1g

  If you know a veteran who may have some mental health issues please share info about the suicide prevention hotline with them.

Paul Feiner

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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