The confidential Veterans Crisis Line, online chat,
and text are available, and we are here for you.

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Confidential chat at
Text to 838255 or text HELLO to 741-741.

If you're a Veteran in crisis, or are the family member or friend of one, VA offers help that can make a difference. The Veterans Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified VA responders—many of them Veterans or family members of Veterans themselves—who understand what Veterans have been through. The Veterans Crisis Line, online chat, and text are available to all Veterans and their families and friends, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

VA responders are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide confidential support by phone, online chat, or text. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can also connect with responders through TTY service by calling 1-800-799-4889. Assistance is only a phone call, click, or text away. Your actions matter.