Veterans Crisis Line

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Welcome to the Veterans Crisis Line Website

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.

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The Veterans Crisis Line text-messaging service does not store mobile phone numbers of users who access information via text message (SMS) or any personally identifiable information about users without their permission. Message and data rates may apply. Click here to view the full terms of service.