(a) In general
(b) ActivitiesIn maintaining the program, the activities of the Secretary shall include—
coordinating a network of crisis centers across the United States for providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to individuals seeking help at any time, day or night;
maintaining a suicide prevention hotline to link callers to local emergency, mental health, and social services resources; and
consulting with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that veterans calling the suicide prevention hotline have access to a specialized veterans’ suicide prevention hotline.
(c) Authorization of appropriations
To carry out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $7,198,000 for each of fiscal years 2018 through 2022.