Veterans in Crisis


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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.

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Text 838255 for immediate support via text messaging

Suicide Prevention and Family Support Resources

Click here to find out how you can support Veterans in crisis. Watch a video about reaching out for help. Learn about resources for homeless Veterans. Or just check out resources VA and other organizations have to offer.


Through the #BeThere social media campaign, you can help someone going through a difficult time feel included and supported. Small actions of support — calling up an old friend or bringing over dinner — are thoughtful ways to show you care. Whether you have one minute, one hour, or more time over the course of a week, you can help someone feel less alone.

Means Matter

Means Matter focuses on “means reduction,” or reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal means. This campaign is an important part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention.