Where can I receive confidential help for service members and their families in times of crisis?

Published: 03/04/19 | Updated: 03/25/19

People experience emotional and mental health crises in response to a wide range of situations — from difficulties in their personal relationships to the loss of a job. For service members and their families, these crises can be heightened by their experiences in military service. If emotional issues reach a crisis point, call the Military Crisis Line (MCL) for support at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1). The MCL is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders.

Service members, including members of the National Guard and reserve, and loved ones can receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year:

Phone: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

Text: 838255

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