DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN
Calumet Green Lake Fond Du Lac
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919. Nearly a
century later we still uphold our original mission to serve our fellow
veterans, their families and our communities.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
The new Veterans crisis line is: 988 - 1
“Be the One” is an American Legion focused effort to reduce Veteran suicides by saving one Veteran at a time. The biggest issue facing post-9/11 Veterans is mental health and suicide. The American Legion wants to change the narrative. Instead of talking about the staggering number of daily suicides, Be the One to save One Veteran. We can end the stigma surrounding mental health with your help!
The three pillars of ‘Be the One’ are 1) Ask Veterans in your life how they are doing. 2) Listen when a Veteran needs to talk. 3) Reach out when a Veteran is struggling. ‘Be the One’ who saves a Veteran!