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 call 1-800-273-8255
and Press 1
, chat online
, or send a text message to 838255
to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Each VA Medical Center has a Suicide Prevention Coordinator or team to offer Veterans the services they need. When appropriate, Veterans Crisis Line responders can refer calls to Suicide Prevention Coordinators, who follow up with Veterans and coordinate care for issues ranging from PTSD and depression to readjustment challenges and sleeping problems.
Suicide Prevention Coordinators and VA partners continually engage Veterans and communities to raise awareness about VA’s suicide prevention and behavioral health resources.