Suicide, feeling anxious or alone and thinking about suicide are some of the signs that a Veteran may be in crisis. No matter what you are experiencing, there is support for getting your life back on track. A trained responder will answer your call, text, or chat and ask you a few questions. You can decide how much you want to share.
VETERANS CRISIS LINE – CALL IF YOU NEED HELP
The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders from VA. Many are Veterans themselves. They understand what Service members have been through and the challenges that members of the military and their loved ones face.
Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 to reach Veterans Crisis Line may work in some areas, dependent on location and phone carrier.
Online: Through Veterans Chat, 24/7. Veterans may chat online with Veterans Crisis Line Responder; or, if preferring to speak on the phone, he or she may provide a phone number to the Veterans Crisis Line Chat Responder and a Veterans Crisis Line Phone Responder will call him or her directly.
Text (838255) It may work in some overseas areas but depends on the carrier and location.
988: Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
If you are feeling vulnerable or suicidal or are worried about someone, call 988, the national number for all mental health, substance use, and suicide crises.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY ATTEMPT SUICIDE,
GET HELP NOW
Call 911 or go to your local emergency number immediately