Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
To connect with a Veterans Crisis Line responder anytime day or night:
- Dial 988 then Press 1.
- Start a confidential chat.
- Text 838255.
- If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 800-799-4889.
VA’s top clinical priority is preventing suicide among all Veterans — including those who do not, and may never, seek care within the VA health care system. As a Veteran, you can play a role in fulfilling this mission, and VA can equip you with tools to do your part. You can explore suicide prevention resources to build networks of support among community-based organizations, Veterans Service Organizations, health care providers, and other members of your community that strengthen protective factors for Veterans.
If you are seeking answers following an attempted suicide or the loss of a loved one by suicide, please visit the Coping & Support page to find help as you navigate this process.
Veteran Self-Help Resources
Make the Connection
Make the Connection features stories of hope and recovery from Veterans like you. Watch Veterans and their family members share real stories of strength and recovery, find useful information and local mental health resources and explore ways to show your support.
This self-help portal provides tools to help Veterans overcome everyday challenges in an entirely anonymous environment. Using the tools, Veterans can work on problem-solving, manage their anger, develop parenting skills, and more. The free tools are based on mental health practices that have proven successful with Veterans and their families.
Mobile Apps that support Mental Health and Wellness
Search for free, available VA apps that equip you with tools and information to assist you in managing symptoms and stress, learning to practice mindfulness and strengthening parenting skills.
You are Not Alone. Connect with Care Now.
Find Local Support
Start your search to find local mental health and suicide prevention resources.
Connect with your Suicide Prevention Coordinator today
Each VA medical center has a Suicide Prevention Coordinator to connect you with the counseling and services needed. Find your local suicide prevention coordinator here.
Learn More About Suicide Prevention
Find information for coping and support
In Veterans’ Own Words
Watch Veterans and their family members share real stories of strength and recovery.