AMVETS National Commander Issues Challenge to Train 10,000 Volunteers to Confront Veteran Suicide

AMVETS NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – AMVETS National Commander Jan Brown sent a letter this week to the organization’s 1,100 posts, 43 state-level departments, and 6 regional districts calling for 10,000 volunteers to become trained HEAL Ambassadors by the end of the year.

Earlier this year, national staff created the “AMVETS Suicide Prevention & Crisis Intervention Course for HEAL Ambassadors” for the purpose of providing family members, caregivers, and friends of veterans at risk of self-harm or suicide with new tools to intervene and save lives. Upon completion of the course, users will join the nationwide network of HEAL Ambassadors equipped to help veterans and service members overcome crises and get the help they need.

The new course is an online, scenario-based training curriculum… more