At least 22 military veterans committed suicide at VA centers in the U.S. in the last 18 months, including a Texas man who shot himself in the waiting room of a VA clinic in April.
Men and women who have been trained to take on and solve problems on their own sometimes have trouble asking for help.
A veteran you know and love may be struggling with an issue that can easily be addressed.
The Amarillo VA Health Care is taking part in Suicide Awareness Month
Kristell Katara Suicide Prevention Coordinator
The VA will have a table in the lobby for information on how you can receive help or get help for a vetern you know.
You can call the VA suicide prevention line at 1 800 273-8255 or text 838255
The full interview with Kristell Katara Suicide Prevention Coordinator