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Help a Veteran in Crisis

If you are worried about a Veteran in crisis, the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you with free, confidential support, available 24/7.

Learn about warning signs for suicide here and advice for how to talk to a Veteran in crisis here.

Connect A Veteran to Local Care

VA's Coaching Into Care is a national telephone service for family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran. Licensed psychologists and social workers help each caller find appropriate services at a local VA facility or elsewhere in the community.

Coping with Suicide Loss

Our guide contains information on self-care, care for others (particularly children) and care for the suicide attempt survivor.

VA's Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) program provides additional resources and support for everyone touched by suicide loss.

Learn about ways to come together in response to a death by suicide from VA's partners at TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) and provide hope and healing to suicide loss survivors.