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News Article, Conservative Tribune, September 29, 2016 entitled:

LEAKED: Here’s The HORRIFYING Thing That Happens To One-Third Of VA Suicide Hotline Callers.

The following is the transcript of the article and, after that, our solution to vet suicide:

It’s no secret that the condition of the Department of Veterans Affairs has deteriorated to the point of scandal during the Obama years, and the bad news just keeps coming. More than a third of calls to its suicide prevention hotline for veterans are not answered by front-line personnel because of poor work habits and other problems, Military Times reported.

national-suicide-prevention-hotlineThe VA inspector general’s office reported last February that there have been cases of calls going to voicemail in call centers whose staffers didn’t know there was a voicemail system.

Even as calls to the crisis hotline reached 500,000 last year, 50 times the number during its first year of operation in 2007, some hotline workers were fielding fewer than five calls per day, leaving before their shifts ended and routinely requesting permission to take off early.

Greg Hughes, former director of the crisis line, said that last May an average of 35 to 40 percent of crisis calls received rolled over to backup centers where workers have less training to deal with veterans’ problems. Those were the places with the voicemail systems no one knew about.

Iowa Republican David Young shared a horror story about a constituent who got a busy signal whenever he called the crisis line. Fortunately the troubled vet found help elsewhere. “A veteran in need cannot wait for help, and any incident where a veteran has trouble with the Veterans Crisis Line is simply unacceptable,” Young said.

With an estimated 20 veterans committing suicide every day, a lackadaisical approach is unacceptable.

That is why we, and with your help, will establish VET WARNING.

We are awaiting approval for Non-Profit 501(C)3 status, but that is not stopping us from working toward our goals to eliminate veteran suicide once and for all now.

Who we are

Tad Donley, founder and CEO of Vet Warning, needs your giving to recruit some of best administrators and required staff who care – to set up a peer-to-peer nationwide network who will immediately contact first responders and social workers specialized in recognizing suicidal symptoms -to visit troubled veterans when a friend or relative calls us.


Vet Warning will advertise through non-profit induced public service advertisements nationwide directly to the relatives and friends of possibly suicidal veterans. This is the only solution. Our slogan: “If you have a gut feeling, call Vet Warning.”

We still need your dedication, money and resources to make this Vet dream come true. There is a lot of work to do before we can get this up and running. We need the financial backing from your donations to set up an office with staff to cover the phones 24/7; people trained in interpersonal skills to take down the recorded information and contact the right people fast – immediately – now!

We can work directly from Houston to call first responders, ambulances, social workers in any town, city, state necessary.

All you have to do is donate through the Operation Reach The Lost (the umbrella) PayPal account below. Please include your contact information also so we can keep you apprised of your success stories.

Let’s all save our noble Veterans who kept us alive to keep them alive!