Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, is well known throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley for getting Veterans the disability benefits they have earned and deserve.
This September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes Suicide Prevention Month highlighting the VA’s Be There campaign, reminding Veterans and their loved ones that small actions can make a big difference to Veterans going through difficult times.
“For more than 25 years we have been advocating and representing Veterans in West Virginia. They deserve our full support. Many of our clients have fallen on particularly hard times during this crisis,” says Jan Dils.
Here are some simple steps any compassionate person can do:
Reaching out to Veterans by sending a check-in text, cooking them dinner or simply asking them how they’re doing.
Learning about the warning signs of suicide found at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
Contacting the VA’s Coaching into Care program at 888.823.7458 where a licensed psychologist or social worker will provide loved ones with guidance for motivating Veterans to seek support.
Sharing stories of hope and recovery from the VA’s https://www.maketheconnection.net
A Step Further
Hot off the press, September 14, 2020, The VA awarded $1.3 million to support Veterans at elevated risk of suicide from experiencing or being at risk of homelessness. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it recently awarded $1.3 million in grants to 11 regional homelessness nonprofit organizations to bolster suicide prevention services for Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Unfortunately, as is all too often, West Virginia is not on the list. Efforts are being coordinated within the state and federal government and the public health messages are promoted before the initiative concludes in March 2022.
“Our data shows Veterans are at particular risk for suicide within 30 days of an eviction or the onset of homelessness, especially when it is paired with other risk factors, such as financial instability and difficulty meeting basic needs,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “In response, VA is working hard during this challenging time to ensure Veterans who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness have the support they need.”
Veterans are facing extraordinary challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic due to increased unemployment and unstable finances.
How can Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, help?
If Veterans are not receiving their benefits or have been denied them, we are here. COVID-19 is a major “distraction” for the government, but should in no way impact the needs of those Veterans of benefits today – and tomorrow. If you’d like to learn more about filing a Veterans disability claim or an appeal, feel free to contact us at 877.526.3457 or https://fight4vets.com for your free evaluation.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the Veterans Crisis Line to receive free, confidential support and crisis intervention available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call?1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255.
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