For Veterans or Service members in immediate suicidal crisis, VA created the Veterans Crisis Line, which connects them, as well as their families and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Reach out. One call can make a difference.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
To speak confidentially with a Vet Center Counselor at any time around the clock call:
Make the Connection is the U.S. Government’s resource guide for veterans.
Active and retired members of the armed forces do not necessarily have to go through the VA to get assistance for PTSD and other related issues.