United States Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420-0002
Distance: 253 Miles
Crisis lines provide immediate support to help ensure a person's safety and help them take the next steps toward resolving a problem.
Crisis intervention hotlines/helplines are available through telephone, email, chat, text or other communication methods.
This toll-free, confidential resource connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders.
* Veterans and their loved ones can call (800) 273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone
* Start a confidential chat session at: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx?account=Veterans%20Chat
* Send a text message to 838255 to connect to a VA responder
* Take a self-check quiz at https://www.vetselfcheck.org/Welcome.cfm
* If you or a Veteran you know is in crisis, go to https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/local-resources to find a facility near you
* Visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/military-crisis-line if you are Active Duty, Reserve or Guard
* Connect through chat, text or TTY if you are deaf or hard of hearing
Client Information and Specialization
|Crisis Line - Veteran Crisis / Suicide Prevention||(800) 273-8255|
|Toll Free||(800) 827-1000|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Advocacy - Center for Women Veterans
- Burial and Memorial Benefits
- Caregiver Support - Veterans
- CHAMPVA Health Care Program
- Directory of Professionals - Veterans Administration (VA) Facilities
- Home Loan Eligibility and Benefits Services
- Information and Support - National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD)
- Life Insurance Program
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- National Cemetery Administration
- Pension Benefits Programs
- Resources for Homeless Veterans
- Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) Program
- Veteran Benefits Assistance
- Veterans Choice Program
- Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC)
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RP-1500.1400-800Suicide Prevention Hotlines Definition
Programs that provide immediate assistance for individuals who are having suicidal feelings with the objective of helping them explore alternatives to self-harm or self-destruction. Suicide prevention workers establish and maintain contact with the individual while identifying and clarifying the focal problem, evaluate the suicidal potential, assess the individual's strengths and resources, and mobilize available resources including paramedic or police intervention and emergency psychiatric care as needed. These programs can also help individuals who are worried about the potentially suicidal behavior of another with the objective of helping them identify warning signs and provide options on seeking further help. Hotline staff are generally available via telephone, email, chat and/or text.
RP-1500.1400-900Veteran/Military Hotlines Definition
Programs that provide confidential assistance for military personnel and veterans who are emotionally distressed with the objective of defusing the crisis, ensuring the person's safety and helping the person to take the next immediate steps toward resolving the problem. Trained staff are generally available via telephone, email, chat and/or text. Most military/veteran hotlines are also available to family members who are concerned about a loved one.
YJ-2050Families of Military Personnel/Veterans Definition
The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.
Groups of people, usually consisting of parents (mothers and fathers) and children, who live together in a common dwelling and depend on one another for support.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.