Veterans Crisis Outreach Line is a free, confidential hotline, online chat, and text service available every day round the clock. Veteran or Service member does not have to be registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. There are three ways to reach out:

  • Veteran, Service member, family or friends can call 1-800-273-8255
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  • You can chat online at

  • Send a text message to 838255 to reach a trained VA responder for support or referrals.
   Additional online resource for Veterans and Service members who are not in crisis, but may benefit from information about mental health support, please visit

   Open Arms*****Always is about providing help and/or referral services to veterans and/or their families. It's good to know there is round-the-clock support for veterans through a call, click, or text whenever, if ever, they need it. Please let us know how this works for you. We appreciate all suggestions!

This page last updated on 06/18/18.
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