Privacy and Security

The Veterans Crisis Line is a confidential and secure resource.

When you contact the Veterans Crisis Line, you decide how much information to share. If you'd like support from a local VA suicide prevention coordinator, the responder may ask for your name and some personal information to help set up a meeting.

If you're in imminent danger or at risk of harming others, the responder will coordinate a dispatch of emergency services with local officials.

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

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How It Works

Your call to the Veterans Crisis Line is free and confidential, and you decide how much information to share. Support doesn't end with your conversation. Our responders can connect you with the resources you need.

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.