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DMVA Encourages Everyone to Show Support for Veterans in Crisis by Lighting a Candle on World Suicide Prevention Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is encouraging everyone to light a candle at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10 in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day. The annual observance is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

Veterans who are in crisis are urged to call the toll-free Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 988 and then Press 1, sending a text message to 838255, or chatting online. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available to everyone. All calls are confidential.

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