Fort Hood soldiers get 24-hour helpline for counseling

POSTED: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 5:10pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

FORT HOOD -- Fort Hood is turning to New Jersey for help when it comes to a record number of soldier suicides in 2010.

They are asking the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to provide a toll free, 24-hour helpline for soldiers and families at Fort Hood.

It's called vets for warriors, and it's veteran-to-veteran counseling.

The helpline is staffed by five veterans; some served in Iraq, some in Vietnam.

They are trained counselors  and will be available for support over the phone and through instant messaging.

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