Privacy and Security

A confidential and secure resource

When you contact the Veterans Crisis Line, you decide how much personal information you'd like to share with our responders.

If you decide to get support from a local VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator, your responder may ask for your name and some personal information to help set up a meeting.

If you are in crisis and need to speak with a crisis responder, please call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

Information you provide to the Veterans Crisis Line will not be shared unless you give a responder permission to share it or indicate that you would like to receive care after the call, chat, or text session.

However, if you are in imminent danger or at risk of harming others, the responder will coordinate a dispatch of emergency services with local officials.

View the full VA Privacy Policy on