Veterans Crisis Line

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Dial 1-800-273-8255, press 1 - or - Confidential LIVE CHAT Confidential LIVE CHATText to 838255
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Dial 1-800-273-8255, press 1 Dial 1-800-273-8255, press 1 Text to 838255

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Image of Veteran The confidential Veterans Crisis Line is available to all Veterans and their families and friends in times of crisis. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can connect with professional, caring VA responders through online chat, text message (838255), and TTY service 1-800-799-4889. The online chat, text, and TTY service are free, confidential, and available 24/7/365 to any Veteran and their loved ones, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
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The Veterans Crisis Line text-messaging service does not store mobile phone numbers of users who access information via text message (SMS) or any personally identifiable information about users without their permission. Message and data rates may apply. Click here to view the full terms of service.