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 benefits or health care.

Resources and Programs

Make the Connection

More than 600 Veterans and family members from across the country have shared their stories of strength and recovery. It only takes a few seconds to find a story just for you.

Mental Health America

Learn how mental health is a critical part of overall wellness, and find out about prevention services, early identification and intervention, and integrated care, services, and support.

Give an Hour

Veterans, service members, and their loved ones can find free mental health services, discover ways to increase mental health literacy, and learn how to identify and address barriers that prevent people from getting the support they need.

VA Mental Health

VA’s repository of mental health and suicide prevention resources, information, and data materials.

VA Suicide Prevention

Explore the many suicide prevention resources VA has to offer, including Veteran self-help resources, suicide prevention training programs, resources to support those coping with loss caused by suicide, and more.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provide 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 988. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Take a Self-Check Assessment

People cope with stressful situations in different ways. If you feel like you might be heading toward a crisis, VA or community-based services could help. Take a confidential, anonymous risk assessment to see if stress and depression might be affecting you.

Take the Assessment


Support for Homeless Veterans

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can get free, confidential support through the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans. Call or chat online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to trained counselors ready to help. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

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Local Resources

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

Privacy and Security

The Veterans Crisis Line is a confidential, secure resource. You choose whether to share personal information.