We can all help someone who may be at risk for suicide through simple actions that can make a big difference. Know what resources are available to Veterans in need: (1) learn more about how you can Be There for Veterans; (2) every VA Medical Center has a specially-trained suicide prevention coordinator or team; and (3) VA has also taken steps to ensure women Veterans are served. VA has free services to help Veterans recover from Military Sexual Trauma (which a higher percent of women have experienced). If you are in crisis, or know a veteran who is, call the Veterans Crisis Line toll-free at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. Or text to 838255, Or chat on the Veterans Crisis Line site
For more suicide prevention resources, visit the Military.com Suicide Prevention page.