Originally Posted by konrue66
What realy pissed my off is as a vet you are always told about this new hot line to call if you need to talk to someone. the number is on keychanges stress balls rubber bracletts frigmagnets all kinds of crap. I have read about this same think three or four times now vet calls the line and the help line calls the cops vets home get f*(ked up all of his wheapons get taken VET gets F#$k!!!
Well yes and no.. Call your local V.A.. Your chances of a live person picking up the phone are one in a million.. You will get a recording..
- Hello, welcome to the V.A..
- If you feel like harming yourself, hang up and dial 911..
- If you know your party's extension, please dial it now.
- Otherwise stand by and an operator will take your call..
If this Man contacted the V.A. and got someone to answer. One wrong word or misinterpretation by the person answering the phone. Whoops, 911 time.
The crisis line your mentioning, is to set up an appointment to come in for help and talk with a therapist.
If Joe the operator thinks their is a problem, he will dial 911 in a heartbeat.
Once Joe calls 911, the caller is no longer part of the conversation..
The Calvary is on the way.. No choice.. Joe is off too his next call.
The V.A. does not have time to play. I do not know how this Man sounded to Joe, or what he said..
But any threats or misinterpretation by Joe the operator. 911 time..
Joe could give a flying damn if you can not sleep, payday is Friday..