VETERANS CRISIS HOTLINE 24/7 CALL 888-977-6133
We can all help prevent suicide.
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
24-Hour Crisis Line call us NOW at 888-977-6133.
If you or someone you know is struggling with difficult life circumstances or uncomfortable thoughts and emotions we are here to help. You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings to call. Trained crisis intervention counselors are available to receive crisis calls and give supportive counseling 24 hours a day, every day.
If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders through a confidential toll-free hotline. People have called for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.
Veterans and their loved ones can call 888-977-9133 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We value diversity in our crisis line counselor community. Contact with people who have different backgrounds than their own strengthens crisis counselors’ ability to work with callers from diverse communities. Diversity in our pool of crisis counselors fosters a richer experience for our community who calls the crisis lines. Each connection is unique. Each connection is valuable.
In training, crisis line counselors often times share their own stories living with mental health concerns and they share stories of their own experience with thoughts, feelings and suicide attempts. In our training, we learn from each other’s experiences and explore our assumptions and bias. Crisis line counselors realize that their own experiences are not too different than the experience of the people who call. Their life experiences inform and often times deepen the connection between the person who is calling and the crisis line counselor.