Whether veterans have just returned home or served years ago, their experiences remain with them. Their wounds might not be visible, but they need our attention. We can support Veterans and Service members who are dealing with challenges of all kinds; we’re in this together.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs urges groups and individuals nationwide to stay alert for signs of crisis in the Veterans and Service members they care about. If you’re concerned, call the Veterans Crisis Line: a free, confidential resource that Veterans and Service members and their friends and family members can access any day, at any time.
If a Veteran or Service member you know shows signs of crisis, such as hopelessness, anxiety, or withdrawal, call on the trained professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line—some of them Veterans themselves—who are ready to listen. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text to 838255 for free, confidential support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
You can start the conversation today. Visit VeteransCrisisline.net/SpreadtheWord to download free Veterans Crisis Line materials so you can tell others how to do it, too.
Let the Veterans and Service members you love know: Support is just a call, click, or text away. It Matters.