Attention: Military Crisis Line calls from Europe and Korea

Service members overseas can reach crisis services by calling 00800 1273 8255 or DSN 118 for (Europe) and 0808 555 118 or DSN 118 (Korea). Service members may have difficulty reaching VCL by chat, although many are successful using the internet connection on their personal phone. Technicians at the VA and DoD are working diligently on improvements to international phone and chat services.

24/7, confidential crisis support

for Veterans and their loved ones

You don't have to be enrolled in VA health care or registered with VA to connect.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

You're not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don't have to be enrolled in VA health care or registered with VA to call.

24/7 Support

Access free, confidential support 24/7, 365 days a year.

Live Connection

Connect with a real person qualified to support Veterans.

Serves Veterans, Their Families, and Friends

The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.

How It Works

  1. Available 24/7:
    Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat live, or text 838255

  2. A caring, qualified responder will listen and help.

  3. Your call is free and confidential, and you decide how much information to share.

  4. Support doesn't end with your conversation. Our responders connect you with resources that can help when you're in distress.

Learn More

Signs of Crisis

Some behaviors can be a sign that a Veteran needs help. Learn to spot the warning signs of an emotional or mental health crisis.

Local Resources

No matter what you're experiencing, we have resources and support systems to help get your life back on track.

Veteran Support

VA offers a network of support for all Veterans and their families and friends. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA health care or registered with VA.