Suicide Prevention: Veterans
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If you are a Veteran in crisis, the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you with free, confidential support, available 24/7.
Looking for 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.
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.
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 PTSD-related symptoms and stress, learning to practice mindfulness and strengthening parenting skills.
Take steps to reduce risk for suicide in your home. Learn how to safely store medications and firearms when not in use.
Take steps to reduce risk for suicide in your home. Explore the following resources to learn more:
- Lethal Means Safety Brochure: This brochure includes information on how to safely store medications and firearms when not in use.
- Safe Home Environment One-Pager: This document highlights ways to create a safe home environment and protect yourself and others during a crisis.
- Gun Storage For Your Lifestyle Infographic: This guide by the National Shooting Sport Foundation illustrates the multiple options for safely storing and protecting firearms when they're not in use.
- Staying Safe on Prescription Opioids One-Pager: This one-pager includes information on understanding opioid use, how to stay safe while taking prescription opioids, and what to do in case of an overdose.
- Start the Conversation: Talking to a Veteran About Firearm Safety: This fact sheet includes tips for starting a conversation with a Veteran about firearm safety and the importance of staying safe through proper storage before a mental health crisis.