Suicide Prevention Resources

Find Suicide Prevention Resources for you or someone you know.

VA Veterans Chat/Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line ensures veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Veterans and service members, or someone who is concerned about a veteran or service member, can call the Lifeline number. Just dial 988 and press “1” to be routed to the Veterans Crisis Line.

Local VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator: Each VA Medical Center has at least one suicide prevention coordinator to make sure veterans receive needed counseling and services.

Lethal Means Safety: Lethal means are objects like medications or firearms that can be used to inflict self-directed violence. Increasing time and distance between a person in crisis and their access to lethal means can reduce suicide risk. This page offers more information about simple steps to protect yourself and your family from lethal means. 

Make the Connection: Make the Connection includes veteran stories and educational information about challenging life circumstances, as well as mental and physical health symptoms and conditions veterans may experience. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has created a FAQ page for the mental health crisis line, 988. This page outlines questions you might have about the number including what happens when you call, the difference between 988 and 911, and addressing any privacy concerns.

Medal of Honor Recipients: Speak Out! Save Lives: Medal of Honor recipients speak out to save lives by encouraging America’s military to seek help when adjusting to life after combat.

National Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC): The SPRC provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and providers, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): The National Institute of Mental Health provides statistics on suicide with information on treatments and suicide prevention.

American Foundation for the Suicide Prevention (AFSP): The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is involved in suicide prevention initiatives and has over 50 community-based chapters.

American Association of Suicidology: The American Association of Suicidology provides research, education, and training for scientific study and development of resources for suicidal Americans and for survivors of suicide loss.

Now Matters Now: Now Matters Now offers videos with tools, skills, training, and shared stories for those in crisis.