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Suicide Prevention

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Suicide Prevention

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Find support anytime day or night

To connect with a Veterans Crisis Line responder anytime day or night:


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.

Veteran Training

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.

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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.

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In Veterans’ Own Words

Watch Veterans and their family members share real stories of strength and recovery.

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