You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.
You're not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.
Access free, confidential support 24/7, 365 days a year.
Connect with a real person qualified to support Veterans.
The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.
Dial 988 then Press 1, chat live, or text 838255.
A caring, qualified responder will listen and help.
Your call is free and confidential, and you decide how much information to share.
Support doesn't end with your conversation. Our responders connect you with resources that can help when you're in distress.
Some behaviors can be a sign that a Veteran needs help. Learn to spot the warning signs of an emotional or mental health crisis.
No matter what you're experiencing, we have resources and support systems to help get your life back on track.
VA offers a network of support for all Veterans and their families and friends. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care.