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Serving those who serve their country.

If you’re a Service member in crisis, or know a Service member who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click, or text away.

The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—many who have served in the Military themselves. They understand what Service members have been through and the challenges members of the Military and their loved ones face.

The Military Crisis Line, online chat, and text are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. Hundreds of men and women in the military call us every day—and start to get back on track.

Crisis feels different for everybody and can be associated with a wide range of situations. Some Service members are coping with stress, anxiety, PTSD, or other effects stemming from their military service. Many have difficulty with their relationships or with the transition back to civilian life.

Whatever’s got you down—chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, or even disturbing memories of your tour —a Military Crisis Line responder can provide support, day or night.

Confidential Help for Veterans and their Families
Text to 8382551-800-273-8255, press 1Click Here to Start a Confidential Veterans Chat

Get the Help You’ve Earned

Confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,365 days a year through the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1) and online chat , and text (838255). You can also access resources and information anytime.


Network of Support

The Veterans Crisis Line staff can connect you with VA services to help get your life back on track. Calls can be referred to local Suicide Prevention Coordinators and other VA providers who specialize in issues such as:

  • Post-traumatic stress (PTS/PTSD)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Issues related to OEF/OIF/OND deployments

For more information about VA’s mental health resources, visit www.mentalhealth.va.gov.




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