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Learn to Recognize the Signs

Many Veterans may not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a Veteran needs help. Veterans in crisis may show behaviors that indicate a risk of harming themselves.

Veterans who are considering suicide often show signs of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or hopelessness, such as:

Their behavior may be dramatically different from their normal behavior, or they may appear to be actively contemplating or preparing for a suicidal act through behaviors such as:

If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran who is showing any of the above warning signs, please call the Veterans Crisis Line, chat online, or send a text message today.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services