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NEW NUMBER: Dial 988 then press 1

OLD NUMBER: 1-800-273-8255 then press 1

TEXT: 838255


Beginning JULY 16th, 2022, in response to the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act designating the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made it more user friendly to access the Veterans Crisis Line.

“During a crisis, every second counts,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “This new, shorter number makes it easier for Veterans and those who care about them to reach lifesaving support without having to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care.”

Reducing Veteran suicide is the top clinical priority for the Department of Veterans Affairs and a top priority for the Biden-Harris administration. Enhancing suicide prevention crisis services is a key component of the White House strategy on reducing Veteran suicide as well as President Biden’s comprehensive strategy to address the country’s national mental health crisis.

VA operates the Veterans Crisis Line through the 988 Lifeline’s national network and thus collaborated to accomplish the successful transition. During two years of preparation, the department has added hundreds of crisis line employees and responder staff, with still more hiring underway, and has strengthened call center infrastructure.

The Veterans Crisis Line is a critical component of the nation’s largest integrated suicide prevention network. It links to more than 500 suicide prevention coordinators across the VA health care system, ensuring coordination into follow-up services as part of a full continuum of care.

Individuals who call the Veterans Crisis Line are five times more likely to have less distress and less suicidal ideation from the beginning to end of the call.

If you or a Veteran you know is experiencing any of the following warning signs, contact the Veterans Crisis Line immediately: Dial 988 then press 1.

  • Appearing sad or depressed most of the time
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, or mood swings
  • Feeling as if there is no reason to live
  • Feeling excessive guilt, shame, or sense of failure
  • Rage or anger
  • Engaging in risky activities without thinking
  • Increasing alcohol or drug misuse
  • Losing interest in hobbies, work, or school
  • Neglecting personal welfare and appearance
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Showing violent behavior, like punching a hole in the wall or getting into fights
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Getting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, or writing a will.

CLOSED July 18th- 22nd 2022

The Traill County Veteran Service Office will be closed from Monday July 18th- Friday July 22nd 2022

Fargo National Cemetery Open House

The National Cemetery Staff at Fargo National Cemetery and Fort Snelling National Cemetery Complex invite you to attend a Fargo National Cemetery Open House on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

This open house is open to Veterans, Veteran Families, Veterans Service Organizations, Funeral Directors and all other interested stakeholders.

This will be organized as an information booth experience.  Booths will cover subjects such as: eligibility, benefits, services, burial operations, and other information. 

Please forward this invite to all who may be interested.

Who: All interested stakeholders (Veterans, families, VSOs, Funeral Directors, etc)

What: Information on the Fargo National Cemetery

Why: Outreach to the community

When: Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM


Fargo National Cemetery

8709 40th Ave. N, County Road 20

Harwood, ND 58042

We hope you will be able to attend!

The national ensign flies from the stern of a U.S. Navy ship at anchor in the Persian Gulf region during Operation Desert Storm.

Traill County ND 4th of July Parade 2022

4th of July Parade 2022
4th of July Parade 2022 Traill County ND