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Mobile app connects vets to services
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has developed a mobile phone app to give Texas veterans quick access to crisis hotlines and other resources.
The app, which can be downloaded from both Google Play and the App Store, works on most iPhones and Android mobile phones. It provides information about local, state, and national resources available to Texas military veterans. By using the application veterans can:
•Get direct access to the national Veterans Crisis Line and the Hotline for Women Veterans
•Connect with other veterans in their area
•Quickly find services available to military veterans.
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential 24-hour-a-day phone line staffed by qualified responders with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans and their family and friends can call the crisis line for help with mental health or other challenges faced by veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
The “Connect With Texas Veterans” feature puts the caller in contact with a member of the Texas Military Peer Network, an affiliation of Texas service members, veterans, and their families. The network provides veterans with peer support and trusted information about community resources available to them.
The app’s other buttons connect the caller to the national Hotline for Women Veterans and the Texas Veterans Portal, which includes a comprehensive list of local, state, and federal services and benefits.
Download the app using the search feature in the Google Play or the App Store or at http://bit.ly/1erRPan or http://bit.ly/1gS9Bod.
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