When to Call

When to contact the Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans and Service members in crisis don’t have to face it alone. If you’re thinking about hurting yourself, having thoughts of suicide, or becoming self-destructive, there are responders ready to help. Contact the Veterans Crisis Line immediately for assistance.

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Supporting a loved one through a crisis can feel overwhelming, but responders at the Veterans Crisis Line can help. Contact the Veterans Crisis Line immediately if the Veteran or Service member in your life is showing signs of crisis, such as:

  • Talking about feeling hopeless
  • Experiencing anxiety or agitation
  • Increasing risky behaviors or substance use