The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
No matter what you may be experiencing, there is support for getting your life on a better track. Many, many Veterans have found the strength to reach out and make the connection. To find the Veteran resources most helpful for you, fill in your zip code or state below and then check the boxes to indicate the programs or topics you are interested in learning more about.
PTSD help from the VA – Veterans who have symptoms of PTSD often ask us for help, as do their families. The National Center for PTSD provides education and conducts research on trauma and PTSD. We do not provide diagnosis or treatment of PTSD.
For direct care, see both of the following:
Real Warriors – Real Battles – Real Strength is a Resource for understanding your invisible wounds and getting some help.
What it is like to Go to Iraq – by Sgt. Andrew Chambers, US Army