Veterans Crisis Line


Additional Links

Online Chat

Sponsoring Organization

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Offers free and confidential support for veterans and others in crisis. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text 838255, or chat online to get help. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What This Program Offers

Provides information and resources to find help for veterans and others in crisis, including:

  • Assistance via phone, text, or online chat from a trained responder
  • A locator tool to search for local suicide prevention coordinators, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, and other crisis prevention services
  • Educational materials on signs of crisis, veteran suicide and prevention, and other suicide prevention information and programs

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

  • Veterans
  • All service members
  • National Guard and Reserve members
  • Family members and friends of veterans and service members
  • Other individuals, including those not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare

Geographic Coverage


Topics This Program Addresses

Prevention • Suicide and Suicide Prevention • Veterans