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Resources

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Veterans Crisis Line:

Call 988 then press 1.

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). When prompted, press '1' to be connected to a VA call center. This hotline also provides a confidential chat option for veterans on the Veterans Crisis Line website.

 

Domestic Violence National Hotline.

Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and other information. Resources can also be found on The National Domestic Violence Hotline website.

 

National Child Abuse Hotline.

Call 1-800-422-4453. This hotline is dedicated to preventing child abuse and is staffed 24 hours a day by professional counselors. Additional resources are available on the Child Help website.

 

Helplines
In non-emergency situations, other hotlines can help connect you and your family to resources. Here are a few options:

 

National Veterans Foundation.

Call 1-888-777-4443 or visit the National Veterans Foundation website. The National Veterans Foundation's mission is to offer crisis management, information referrals and outreach for veterans in need.

 

Homelessness Hotline.

If you are currently experiencing homelessness or are on the verge of homelessness, call the VA’s homelessness hotline at 1-877-424-3838.

 

SAMHSA National Helpline.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helpline offers free, confidential information on where to find mental health and substance abuse resources. You can also search for mental health treatment centers on the SAMHSA website.

 

It's Up to Us.

Call (888) 724-7240 or visit their website. This San Diego-based organization offers an informational access line for veterans in need of mental health resources.

 

Free Clinics And Outreach
In addition to VA clinics, several other national programs provide free mental health counseling and outreach.

 

The Soldiers Project.

This program helps soldiers and veterans by providing free, 100 percent confidential psychological treatment. So far, the program has locations in Chicago, Houston, Long Island, New York City, Sacramento, southern California, Pennsylvania, Washington state and Wyoming. Find local contact information on The Soldiers Project website.

 

Give An Hour.

This organization connects you to a local mental health clinic for a free, in-person counseling session. Volunteer mental health professionals offer help with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, grief and any other mental health concerns. Find a local mental health provider by searching Give An Hour's provider directory.

 

Homecoming For Veterans.

The Homecoming For Veterans directory includes a list of clinicians who have agreed to see veterans for 20-minute sessions at no cost.

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