September 05. 2018 11:34PM

Veterans Crisis Line, VA there to help

The Manchester VA is sharing a list of announcements for this month.

Suicide prevention: First and most importantly, September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The number one clinical priority in the VA is suicide prevention. Did you know that you can ask Siri to call the Veterans Crisis Line? Here are a few resources to help you, or to support your efforts to #BeThere for other veterans.

• Veterans Crisis Line (

• #BeThere campaign (

• Make the Connection (

• Coaching Into Care (

Free flu shots: The VA also announces that no-cost flu shots are available for all VA-enrolled veterans; vets need only walk into their local Walgreens.

Free farmers’ market: A free farmers’ market open to all veterans will be set up outside the Manchester VA Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing while supplies last. For more information, contact Debra Krinsky at 624-4366, ext. 6419.

Free BBQ: All veterans are welcome to attend a free Veterans Count barbecue Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Medical Center’s solarium. Veterans are asked to RSVP at 621-3410 or

Free car show: The free Rev it Up for Heroes Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Medical Center. All are welcome. Car registration is requested, and space is limited. Register at


The Manchester VA Medical Center is located at 718 Smyth Road, Manchester.