Veterans Crisis Line sees spike in calls during Afghanistan withdrawal

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SOUTHERN Ore. —Lines for Life is an Oregon-based non-profit, dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide while promoting mental wellness. It helps answer calls from the National Veterans Crisis line.

It’s seen a spike in calls on the Veterans Crisis Line, of up to 60% in one day.

This is happening, during the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. It has brought forward more challenges for those previously in combat. It’s hearing from veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam Wars.

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