Veteran On The Verge Of Death Repeatedly Put On Hold By Government Suicide Hotline
Another suicidal veteran has been put at risk by the government’s utter incompetence.
Air Force veteran Ted Koran was on the verge of committing suicide Saturday when he called the Veterans Affairs suicide hotline Saturday, but the government repeatedly put him on hold for up to 10 minutes at a time, ABC Action News reports.
Of those veterans who did have their call answered and were referred to a medical center, almost half of them had their cases closed without getting the medical help they needed.
The audit found that the hotline had 40,500 “missed opportunities” to make sure a veteran got the help they needed. (Related: VA Slammed For Not Answering Veterans’ Calls For Help)
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