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First responders learn to help veterans in distress

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PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

First responders learned Tuesday how to provide help to veterans in distress.

Local first responders attended a class provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

There, they learned how to provide the best help possible to veterans in distress when they arrive on scene.

They touched base on tips on how to approach them, calm them and even where to go to for additional help.

Lieutenant Brad Snider with the Paragould Police Department said he found the information very valuable.

“These veterans have put so much on the line for us to have the freedom that we have,” Snyder said. “The least we can do is try to is to offer them resources and help them try to re-acclimate back to civilian life and still not be in military mode or combat mode.”

Around fifty people attended the meeting Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provided a Veterans Crisis Line, which is 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.

The Confidential Crisis Chat for veterans can be found at www.veteranscrisiscine.net or text 838255.

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