The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver is educating veterans about support services after one man tried to take his own life in an Colorado Springs VA clinic Friday.
The VA "has special programs to help veterans get through holiday blues," the health system said in a news release.
- The Mount Carmel Center of Excellence provides wellness programs and transitional services with special emphasis on veterans, military and their families. Mount Carmel can be reached at 719-309-4714, or on the web at http://mtcarmelveterans.org/.
- The Peak Military Care Network connects the Pikes Peak community's military service members, veterans and their families to resources at trusted community partners. PMCN can be reached at 719-577-7417, online at http://www.pmcn.org/ or in person at their 1257 Lake Plaza Drive, suite 220, facility.
- The Veterans Crisis Line can be reached over the phone at 1-800-273-8255, press option 1, by texting 838255, or through the online chat at www.veteranscrisisline.net.
The emphasis on area resources comes after a 58-year-old man reportedly climbed over the third floor railing at the PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Outpatient Clinic about 6:30 a.m. Friday and jumped to the ground. The man suffered serious injuries, but is expected to survive, according to Colorado Springs police.
The clinic's federal police and security officers, who were not available at the time of the jump, are investigating, police said.
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