The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it is now partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with the goal of preventing veteran suicide.

The VA also recently partnered with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to develop a program that will empower communities to engage in safe firearm storage practices. Veterans in crisis or their loved ones can call the Veterans Crisis Line for confidential support 24 hours a day at (800) 273-8255 and press 1. You can also chat online at or text to 838255.