Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
This film focuses on the employees who staff the United States Department of Veterans Affairs suicide hotline in Canandaigua, New York. This 44-minute documentary shows the emotional strain the job has on employees (many of whom are veterans, former service members, or military family members), and the deep compassion and devotion they have for veterans in a time of crisis.
Why We Love This Gift: This is an important movie that underscores the experience of some combat veterans when they return home. The greater the public awareness around veterans affairs, the greater the chance they will receive material other support as the return to civilian life. Academy Award Winner, Best Documentary Short 2015.
What to Express in Your Card: I was thinking about your experience overseas when I read about this movie. I don't know whether this resonates with you or not. Maybe it reminds you of people you know. I want you to know that I think about your experience in combat. I don't always know how to talk about it, but I would love to listen if you ever want to talk. Anyway, this film may or may not reflect your experience - but it paints a picture I think people should understand.
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