The Veterans Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential hotline through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which offers support to Veterans in crisis. Trained professionals are available to provide emotional support and crisis intervention, regardless of the severity of the situation. The line also offers referrals to local mental health providers and other services.
The Veterans Crisis Line is free of charge and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Any Veteran can access the service, whether they are experiencing suicidal thoughts or dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They do not need to be currently enrolled in VA benefits or healthcare to reach out.
Talking to a professional on the Veterans Crisis Line can help an individual receive the care and support they need. This service allows Veterans to receive reliable, high-quality care without needing to leave their homes or go to an emergency room.
If you are a Veteran in crisis or need help, the Veterans Crisis Line is there to serve you 24/7.
To get help, Veterans can:
- Call 988 and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
- Text 838255 to connect with a trained responder.
- Visit the website at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
All communication is confidential and the hotline is available around the clock to provide assistance to Veterans in need of help. Trained responders can connect Veterans with resources to address their needs, such as mental health care, suicide prevention services, crisis counseling, and more.