30 Sep '13, 2pm

Did you know we responded to more than 400 suicide related calls last year? #military

Did you know we responded to more than 400 suicide related calls last year? #military

For more than a century, wherever there's crisis, the American Red Cross has been there. United by a commitment to service and trusted by people in need, the American Red Cross' international network of staff and volunteers helps in countless ways, making emergency dispatches of people and supplies following natural disasters and embedding personnel on military bases to support our service members. Aiding our men and women in uniform has always been integral to the American Red Cross' mission. Today, the American Red Cross' professional, compassionate team staffs an Emergency Communications Center dedicated to the military community. Callers in crisis sometimes express thoughts of suicide. In the past year, the Red Cross handled more than 400 suicide-related calls, most from concerned family members and friends. One mother contacted the Red Cross after receiving troubling ...

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