Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

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 and online chat.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255 , or chat online to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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· Suicidal thoughts

· Information on suicide

· Information on mental health/illness

· Substance abuse / addiction

· To help a friend or loved one

· Relationship problems

· Abuse / violence

· Economic problems

· Sexual orientation issues

· Physical illness

· Loneliness

· Family problems