More Than One-Third Of Veterans’ Calls To Suicide Hotline Unanswered

The AP (9/26, Daly) reports the House is expected to vote on a bill that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to “ensure that all telephone calls, text messages and other communications received by the crisis line are answered in a timely manner by an appropriately qualified person.” The article reports that according to a former director of a suicide hotline for veterans, more than one-third of the calls received “are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

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