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Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Confidential crisis support line for Veterans, their families, and their friends.

Services Offered

Crisis Hotline • Suicide Prevention • Veterans • Crisis Intervention


The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis, their families, and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish



  • This service is free

How to Apply

Individuals may access a crisis team member 24/7 by:

  • Calling 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
  • Sending a text message to 838255
  • Chat online