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Additional Information

Use the links below for additional information about VA and other organizations’ suicide prevention resources and other Veterans' issues.

Suicide Prevention Information Resources and Programs
  • VA’s Mental Health Program

    Provides guidance to wellness services and counseling available for Veterans, their families, and their communities.

  • Make the Connection

    Helping Veterans recognize they are not alone and resources and solutions are available. Watch hundreds of video testimonials of Veterans and their loved ones overcoming challenges, reaching positive outcomes for treatment and recovery, and finding paths to fulfilling lives.

  • National Center for PTSD

    A hub for research and education on PTSD in Veterans, focused on promoting, understanding, and science.

  • Defense Centers of Excellence

    Oversees programs for psychological health of Veterans, including prevention, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration.

  • National Resource Directory

    An online resource that connects Veterans and Service members with support groups and programs.

  • Wounded Warrior Project

    An organization dedicated to the well being and adjustment of wounded warriors in America, focused on raising awareness, helping injured Service members, and empowering a generation of Veterans.

  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

    A grassroots mental health advocacy group with extensive educational materials, programs, and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

  • Mental Health America

    Promotes mental health and recovery from mental illness through education, research, and advocacy, with an emphasis on achieving one’s full potential and social inclusion.

  • AfterDeployment.org

    Health and wellness e-libraries, workshops, and online assessments on a number of Veterans’ issues including PTSD, depression, anger, stress, alcohol and drugs, work adjustment, families, and stigma.

  • Vet2Vet Talk Line (1-855-838-7481)

    The Vet2Vet Talk Line (1-855-838-7481) provides 24/7 confidential peer support, information and referrals for all of America's Veterans and their families. Every call is answered by a Veteran who understands the rewards and challenges of military service and is trained to provide compassionate and caring peer support along with access to a wide array of services across the nation.

  • Red Cross

    The American Red Cross has provided humanitarian support to the United States military, veterans and their families under a trusted symbol for more than 130 years. Through the Service to the Armed Forces program, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, comfort and care at military and veteran health care facilities, and provides social services to the military community to include veterans, National Guard and Reservists.

  • Give an Hour

    A nonprofit organization providing free confidential mental health services to Service members, Veterans, their loved ones, and their communities, while spreading awareness about mental health issues affecting military families.

  • Vets Prevail

    Anonymous online program that provides instant message peer support and a customized set of tasks for each Veteran that can help reduce symptoms of depression and PTSD.

Military Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Information by Branch
  • Air Force

    Provides guidance and advocacy for Air Force Veterans at risk for suicide and aims to reduce the rate of active duty Air Force suicides.

  • Army

    Information on the Army’s effort to reduce suicide and minimize suicidal behavior among soldiers and their families, and to improve individual readiness among Service members.

  • Coast Guard

    Manages the suicide prevention program and the various services and resources offered to Service members of the Coast Guard.

  • Marines

    Provides information, support, and education for Marine Corps members and their loved ones who may be at risk for suicide.

  • Navy

    Committed to preventing suicide and increasing wellness among Navy Service members and their families through outreach, education, and mental-health advocacy.

  • National Guard

    Aims to prevent suicide among members with a focus on resiliency and reintegration, explored in a six-part video series.

  • Air National Guard

    Provides support and companionship to eliminate Warfighter suicide through human outreach and education.

  • Army Reserve

    Builds relationships between soldiers and their communities to eliminate isolation and hopelessness that can lead to thoughts of suicide.

  • Navy Reserve

    Offers resources and support for Navy members and their families in order to prevent and reduce suicide and emotional distress.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Suicide Prevention Lifeline U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA)

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