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Veteran to Veteran Message

Help is a Phone Call Away

As a Veteran, you might experience difficult life events or challenges after leaving the military. We’re here to help no matter how big or small the problem may be. VA has resources to address the unique stressors and experiences that Veterans may face — and we’re just a click, call, text, or chat away.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

You're not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.

Veterans Crisis Line

Help for Women Veterans

The Women Veterans Call Center will help you navigate VA, point you in the right direction, and connect you with the Women Veterans Program Manager at your local VA medical center.

24/7 Combat Veterans Support

The Vet Call Center is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans. This benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service

Real Warriors Outreach Center

The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families

Free Help for Homeless Veterans

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

VA Mental Health

VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options and more — all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters and the general public. VA offers information specifically tailored to your needs and resources that address unique stressors and experiences


Depression Screening (PHQ-9)

If you’re wondering about your feelings of sadness or depression, this brief, anonymous screening will help you assess whether it’s a good idea to see a professional to learn about your options.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Screening (PCL)

If you’ve experienced any type of trauma — whether as a civilian or in the military — this screening will help you see whether you might have symptoms related to PTSD. This short list of anonymous questions can help you determine whether you need to speak to a professional for further assessment and information.

Alcohol Use Screening (AUDIT-C)

If you’re wondering whether you have a problem with alcohol, this brief, anonymous screening can help you assess whether you need to connect with resources.

Substance Abuse Screening (ASSIST)

This brief, anonymous screening will ask about your experience with alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs across your lifetime and in the past three months. The results will provide feedback on your potential health risks and other problems related to these substances, and they will help connect you with useful resources for support.

Veterans Crisis Line Self-Check Quiz

You can take a confidential Veterans Crisis Line self-check quiz to better understand what you’re going through, learn whether it may be a good idea to seek professional help, and see how you might benefit from VA or community-based services. Your anonymous answers to a brief list of questions will be reviewed by an experienced counselor who will then send you a personal response through a secure website. The counselor will also provide you with resources and options for further follow-up.

As a Veteran, you might experience difficult life events or challenges after leaving the military. VA is there to help and provides a wide range of resources to address the unique stressors and experiences that Ve

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