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Veterans, family members and concerned friends should know that help is only a toll-free phone call away. Through an agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the V.A. contracted with the federally financed National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) in July 2007 to establish the nation’s first suicide hot line for American military veterans.
More than 10,000 callers a month are now using this service. It is free, confidential and available 24/7.
Fata Tarahija, the “sister” I sponsored for a year in Bosnia and Herzegovina, graduated from her one-year rights awareness and job skills training program.Â Now,Â Women for Women International has paired me with a new “sister,” Nsimire Madama M’mpangirwa from The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Â Nsimire is a widow with five surviving children, three boys and two girls, who do not attend school for lack of fees. She has never attended school and is an IDP (internally displaced person) as a result of the ongoing violence and corruption in the DRC.Â Â