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Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Confidential support for Veterans, their families, and their friends who are in crisis.

Services Offered

Hotline • Suicide Prevention • Veterans • Crisis Intervention


The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish



  • This service is free

How to Apply

Individuals may access a crisis team member by calling 1-800-273-8255 (option 1), or by sending a text message to 838255. Individuals may also chat online.