• New Veterans Crisis Line number – Dial 988 then Press 1

    Spread the word: New Veterans Crisis Line number. Dial 988 then Press 1. A shorter, easier-to-remember way to get support quickly.

  • A new, easier-to-remember Veterans Crisis Line number

    A shorter, three-digit number provides an easier-to-remember way to access the Veterans Crisis Line. You are not alone.

  • Veterans Crisis Line helps identify, support Veterans in crisis

    The Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) continues to expand and evolve to find the most effective ways to serve.

  • The Veterans Crisis Line is here for you

    You have questions about the Veterans Crisis Line; we have answers. You are not alone and the Veterans Crisis Line is here to support you.

  • Phone number on dog’s bandana saves a life

    A Veteran suspected his buddy was suicidal, then remembered a bandana on his dog. He gave his buddy a phone number and saved his life.

  • U.S. pullout from Afghanistan: VA psychologist, post-9/11 combat Veteran on impact to Vets, service members

    “We as post-9/11 Veterans are very resilient and can make significant and positive contributions to society. But at the same time, our military service and the difficulties we face reintegrating to civilian life make us one of the highest-risk Veteran populations.”

  • Veterans Crisis Line reaches out with caring letters

    Caring Letters Program sends messages with simple expressions of care and concern to Veterans who use VA health care and contact crisis line.

  • After nearly 600 combat operations, a Veteran faced invisible enemies

    He had a feeling of invincibility. He was the best of the best and could do anything he wanted. A year later he was lost and felt useless. Read how VA gave him the courage to keep pushing forward.

  • Fighting battles, finding peace – my grandfather and me

    A retired officer describes his grandfather’s struggles with PTSD, then his own battles with the same condition after Afghanistan. Reflecting on their similar trials, he is grateful for his treatment.

  • Asking for help doesn’t make you weak

    Therapy does not mean we are weak. There is nothing more powerful for healing than sharing stories. It helps Veterans find the root cause of problems while finding solutions to address those challenges.

  • A Veteran’s perspective on the challenges of transition

    Retired Army Sergeant Major Jason Beighley says leaving the security blanket of the military culture was tough. He shares the three major things he has learned since retiring.

  • One question could save a life. Would you ask it?

    In our culture, we often avoid using the word suicide so asking a fellow Veteran “Are you thinking of suicide?” may take a lot of courage. Asking the question won’t increase their risk of harm.

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