Whether you’re a Veteran’s spouse, child, parent, sibling,
grandparent, friend, or caregiver, the Veterans Crisis Line is here for
you. If you are concerned about the safety and well-being of a Veteran,
call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 , chat online , or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support from an experienced, caring VA responder.
Family members and loved ones are often the first to realize a
Veteran may need help. Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are
specially trained to help Veterans’ families and friends through any
crisis. We’ll work with you to make sure your loved one gets connected
Crisis feels different for everybody and can stem from a wide range
of situations. Some Veterans are coping with aging, stress, or lingering
effects stemming from their military service, which were never
addressed. Many recent Veterans have difficulty with their relationships
or the transition back to civilian life.
Whatever’s got your Veteran down—chronic pain, anxiety, depression,
sleeplessness, anger, or even homelessness—a Veterans Crisis Line
responder can provide support, day or night.