The telephone service Coaching into Care was developed by VA for this purpose. This service provides assistance to friends and families who are trying to motivate and encourage the veteran to seek health care for mental health and readjustment issues. The toll free number 1-888-823-7458 is available from 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time. You can also access this service online by visiting http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/ In cases where the veteran is experiencing an acute crisis, you can call the Veteran Crisis Line at: 1-800-273-8255 for help. You can also check VHA for more information.