Suicide Prevention Resources and Referrals for Service Members and Veterans

Suicide is an ill-reversible loss that can be prevented. If you are thinking about committing suicide or causing to yourself help is available. Suicide in never a solution to the problems and challenges you may be experiencing at the present time.

To date, we know that a Service member or a Veteran thinking about suicide believes it is their only answer. Suicide is not the answer. Suicide can be prevented with support, treatment, solutions, and connections with those you trust and give you a sense of belonging. Most suicides committed are incomplete and do not and the individual do not die by suicide because they found support of loved ones, their church or close friend, especially their military comrades.

Reaching out can make a difference. Are you thinking about suicide? Remember, suicide is not a solution. Talk to a fellow Service member and/or professional or call the Military /Veteran crisis line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 800-273-8255, press 1. Support for deaf and hard of hearing call 800-799-4889; In Europe: 00800 1273 8255 or DSN 118; In Korea: 0808 555 118 or DSN 118; In Afghanistan: 11 1800 273 8255 or DSN111.
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Other Resources include:
Veterans Crisis Line/Military Crisis Line
(24/7, 265 Days)
Serves all Veterans, all Service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends.
Call: 800-273-TALK (8255), press 1
Support for deaf and hard of hearing: 800-799-4889; Text: 838255;

Defense Suicide Prevention Office

Military OneSource (24/7)

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
802-296-6300 (PTSD information voice mail)

VA-Mental Health

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation – Helping Save the Heroes -training and support

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