The Veterans/Military Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that provides Department of Veterans Affairs support for all service members, including members of the National Guard and reserve, and all veterans and their families, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans/Military Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping service members and veterans of all ages and circumstances.
If you or someone you know is in a crisis, there is help – contact the Veterans/Military Crisis Line. Dial 988 then press 1 or text 838255, or chat online with a VA responder.
When you call, chat or text, a qualified responder will listen and help. You decide how much information to share. Support doesn’t end with your conversation. VA responders can connect you with the resources you need.