Veterans Crisis Line

Service members, Veterans and their caregivers and loved ones can call 988 and Press 1, or send a text message to 838255, or chat online to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if you are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA health care.

According to the 2021 National Veterans Suicide Prevention Annual Report, the average number of suicides per day among U.S. adults rose 55.0%, from 81.0 in 2001 to 125.6 in 2019. In 2019, among the average 17.2 Veteran suicides per day, an estimated 6.8 suicides per day were among those with VHA encounters in 2018 or 2019, whereas 10.4 per day were among Veterans with no VHA encounter in 2018 or 2019.

Please share and call the number above if you and any one you need immediate mental health care, even if you are registered with the VA health care.

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