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Is there someone to call if a veteran is in crisis or at risk of suicide?

The Veterans Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their family and friends with qualified, caring VA responders. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances – from Veterans coping with mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans struggling with relationships or the transition back to civilian life. Veterans Centers and VA Medical Centers stand ready to reach out and help veterans in crisis or at risk for suicide. You can locate a facility at http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isFlash=1) or Vet Center (link to Vet Center at http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/vetcenter_flsh.asp?).

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