General Military Information

Service Members and Military Families in Crisis

Published: 08/23/21 | Updated: 08/23/21

Service members and their families have proven their strength in weathering unique issues, such as frequent moves, deployments and separations from loved ones. Because everyone struggles now and then, the Department of Defense provides confidential non-medical counseling, specialty consultations and other forms of free confidential help to service members, immediate family members and in some cases, Department of Defense civilians. Confidential help is available in person, via secure video, over the phone and online. Learn more at Military OneSource:

Link: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/confidential-help/non-medical-counseling/military-onesource/military-onesource-confidential-help-eligibility/

Military Crisis Line

If you have an immediate need or are currently in crisis, call the Military Crisis Line for support at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1). The MCL is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects service members in crisis, their families and friends with qualified, caring responders.

Veterans Crisis Line

If you are a military veteran in crisis or are concerned about a veteran who is, The Department of Veterans Affairs also offers confidential free support from caring, qualified responders, many of whom are veterans themselves.

Link:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Phone:  1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Text:  838255

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4889. This hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in a suicidal crisis. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. Your call is free and confidential. 

Link: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Psychological Health Center of Excellence

Get the information you need with the Real Warriors Live Chat. A trained health resource consultant is ready to talk, listen and provide the guidance and resources you are looking for. Access our privacy policies and disclaimers to see our commitment to your confidentiality.

Call: 1-800-273-8255 

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