Veterans Crisis Line


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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Offers free and confidential support for veterans and others in crisis. Dial 988 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