Veterans Suicide Prevention Now Includes Text Messages

Veterans and active-duty Service Members in crisis may text free of charge to 83-8255 to receive confidential, personal and immediate support. Their friends and family also can use the service.

The text service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and connects a user with a specially trained VA professional just like the Veterans Crisis Line and online chat support.

Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1)and online chat is available at

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