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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Crisis Line

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420-0002

Distance: 1231 Miles

(800) 273-8255


Service Details


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.

Additional Information

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:
* Send a text message to 838255 to connect to a VA responder
* Take a self-check quiz at
* If you or a Veteran you know is in crisis, go to to find a facility near you
* Visit if you are Active Duty, Reserve or Guard
* Connect through chat, text or TTY if you are deaf or hard of hearing


  • Specialization
    • Veteran 

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Crisis Line - Veteran Crisis / Suicide Prevention (800) 273-8255
Toll Free (800) 827-1000

Last Update


Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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