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Crisis Support, Hope, & Healing

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, there are resources available that can help. Crisis text and call lines are free and confidential. These resources are completely anonymous. In most cases, no one will have to know that you contacted them. Even if you're unsure or if you think that your problems are not as serious as someone else’s problems, know that it never hurts to call if things don't feel right.


If you think someone needs help, do a BUDDY CHECK - CALL THEM NOW! A well-timed call from a friend can make all the difference to someone who is struggling.


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Above all else, know that you are not alone.

The Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255. TTY: 1-800-799-4889.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 or by dialing 9-8-8. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: TTY Users can Use your preferred relay service or dial 7-1-1 then 1-800-273-8255. Spanish speakers can call 1-888-628-9454.

Vets4Warriors can be reached at 1-855-838-8255. Talk with another Vet.

Life has its challenges. As a Veteran you don't have to solve them alone. Use this site to get support that is designed specifically for you. If you’re a family member or a friend, you can also find resources that are designed specifically for the Veteran in your life. https://www.va.gov/REACH/

  • 24/7 Helplines 
  • Non-Emergency Resources
24/7 Helplines 

Resources for homeless Veterans. Call 1-877-424-3838.

Text 988

The Veterans & Military Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255. TTY: 1-800-799-4889.

Worldwide, 24/7, anonymous chatline to help anyone in crisis via instant messaging.

Resources for teenagers and young adults call 1-877-968-8491 text teen-to-teen to 839863. For on-line chat, go to oregonyouthline.org.

Confidential resource for addiction, abuse, violent crime, and sexual assault. Call or text 855-484-2846 (855-4-Victim) or go to VictimConnect.org.

Resource for Veterans, children, and families. Military Services - (866) 781-8010

Text "TALK" to 741741 or go to crisistextline.org.

Non-Emergency Resources

Dial 2-1-1 if you are in need of emergency referrals to social and community services but are not experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency,

Florida Veterans Support Line (844-MyFLVet)

Resources for substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Go to twloha.com.

For Active Duty, Military Families, and Child Counseling call 904-431-3500 or go to CenterStone.org.

Networks, programs and help lines to ensure you receive the right help for your mental health needs. Military OneSource offers non-medical counseling and information about health care services and benefits.

EMDR can help you process upsetting memories, thoughts, and feelings related to the trauma. By processing these experiences, you can get relief from PTSD symptoms.

AHERO connects Veterans through outdoor activities as a means to recover from their physical wounds and psychological trauma to reintegrate with American life.

The PsychArmor team of professionals have created an extremely valuable resource of culture educational products for healthcare providers, Veterans, employers, and military family members via short and relevant videos. We highly recommend you check our their video course library!

Dr. McCarthy's 20 minute free video course is very insightful for friends, family, and caregivers. We urge you to take a look and do something if your instinct is making you worried about someone.

Resource Library - Crisis Support Tools

Crisis Support Video Library
  • Anger & Depression
  • Difficulty Transitioning
  • Family Support
Anger & Depression

Stories of Veteran Strength and Resilience

Someone listens to you, and you don’t feel alone

Second Chances

The times are always going to get better

Difficulty Transitioning

It Can’t Hurt to Talk to Somebody

I’m a Lot More Kind, I’m a Lot More Patient

Don't be Afraid to Ask for Help

Finding Support to Manage Bipolar Symptoms

Family Support

Go for It: Take That First Step

He’s a Different Person Now

Treatment and Recovery with Family Support

Family Members of Veterans Share Their Stories

Resources for Veteran Families & Friends
UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE

The Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition offers help, hope and resources to those experiencing issues related to suicide and to those that have had a loss to suicide. They have summarized a quick dashboard of Warning Signs you should know. Even if you don't live in Florida, they can help you find a local resource in your state.

FREE CRISIS INTERVENTION COURSES FOR VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES

VetCV's Patriot Teaming Partner PsychArmor® Institute offers over 250 free, short, and relevant video courses geared toward Veterans and their families. PsychArmor has proven to be an invaluable resource for awareness and education in Veteran mental wellness.

PROGRAMS & INFORMATION FOR PTSD, TBI, & COMBAT STRESS

An excellent article from Wounded Warrior Project with information on PTSD, TBI, and Combat Stress.

Among their numerous programs, Wounded Warrior Project offers a path to mental health treatment with the Warrior Care Network.

CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This free online course focuses on how to reduce access to common lethal methods. Learn about safe firearm storage and access, as well as the appropriate storage of alcoholic beverages, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and poisons. At a minimum, all firearms, meds, and poisons should be securely locked away from the vulnerable person’s access until he or she has recovered.

S.A.V.E Training: Help anyone who you think might be in crisis

Learn to identify the Signs of suicide, Ask questions, Validate the Veteran’s experience, and Escort the Veteran to care and Expedite treatment. S.A.V.E. training is provided through VA suicide prevention resources across the country.

Veteran Stories from the Library of Congress

Talking, listening to, and telling one's story may be one of the most powerful healing tools available to Veterans dealing with PTSD. The Library of Congress has a long-standing research program called The Veterans History Project, dedicated to collecting, recording, cataloging, and archiving personal narratives and stories from American Veterans. Many of these entries are in the form of in-person video or audio interviews. For many of us, hearing these stories lets us know that we are not alone in our experiences and that, although it often may not feel like it, there are generations of American Warfighters who truly are able to understand what we are going through.

Click Here to Go to the Veterans History Project Digital Collection Home Page.

Click Here to See the Latest Entries into the Veterans History Project Digital Collection.

Goodbye Viet Nam

Life after war

"Goodbye Viet Nam" is a letter written by Chris Lambert, a U.S. Marine, saying goodbye to over 40 years of nightmares surviving alcoholism, drug dependance and even bouts of suicidal tendencies.

Two Purple Hearts by the time he was 19 years old and now a lifetime of living life at its' fullest and helping others do the same. Meet Chris, an American Hero, a United States Marine! You might a few things in common, check out his story.

Helpful Transition Resources

VA Transition Assistance Program (TAP) On Line

The VA Benefits and Services course is now available online through TAPevents.org to transitioning service members, Veterans, family members, and caregivers. You do not need to be on a CAC-enabled device to access the course.

Life After Service

The purpose of this guide is to offer you a few tips and helpful ways to develop a plan for your future.

National Resource Directory

The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers. We strongly encourage you to take a look at this powerful resource!

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