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"While we all remember the fallen heroes of the past and current war, people seldom think about the needs of the broken bodies that come home, or about their families who are struggling with their care as well as the basic needs of living. Your program highlighted that need so well. Thank you for the beautiful, very meaningful concert."


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American Idol winner Kris Allen performed in honor of our country’s servicemen and women.

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Reach Out. Get Help. Give Help.

If you are, or know of someone who is, experiencing the symptoms of emotional distress, please reach out to one of the many people and organizations who can help. If the distress leads to thoughts of suicide, immediate help is available. Remember, you never have to be alone.

Military and Veterans Crisis Hotline

Veterans Crisis LineThe Military and Veterans Crisis Lines connect Service members and Veterans in crisis, and their families and friends, with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text. Service members, Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Defense Suicide Prevention Office

Defense Suicide Prevention OfficeThe Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) works with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard Bureau to support our Service members and strengthen a resilient and ready force. To reduce the impact of suicide on Service members and their families, DSPO uses a range of approaches related to policy, research, communications, law and behavioral health. DSPO strives to help foster a climate that encourages Service members to seek help for their behavioral health issues.

Learn what you can do to support veterans and their loved ones and find resources for service members and their families on the pages of this Healing & Support section.

Support Our Troops

There are many things Americans can do to show our support for the active duty troops, veterans and their families, who face the direct impact of military service. Find useful links and ideas about how you can provide much needed help and support.

Wounded Warriors

Reach out and help severely wounded service members as they find the resolve to fight for their own healing and recovery, achieving new potential in their lives. They and their caregivers need our emotional support as well as practical help with everyday activities.

Help Grieving Families

Make a difference in the lives of a family that has lost a loved one. Survivors need a time to grieve but they also need help recovering from the loss of their fallen heroes. Consider specific ways you can get involved or support organizations that provide counseling and other services for grieving families.

Cope with Losing

Find resources and ideas to help care for yourself and others who are suffering through this most traumatic of losses. All people need and deserve help in healing from the loss of a loved one, especially in wartime.

Cope with Losing

Find help with relocation, medical care and benefits, education, employment and support networks for service members and their families. These pages offer resources to connect you with assistance.




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