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September is Suicide Prevention Month. Veterans Crisis Line 1-800 273-8255 and Press 1 or Text 838255 to get confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisi Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs respnders through a confidneial toll-free holtine, online chat, or text. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individual is available.
Many Veterans may not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a Veteran needs help. Veterans in crisis may show behaviors that indicate a risk of harming themselves.
Veterans who are considering suicide often show signs of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or hopelessness, such as:
Their behavior may be dramatically different from their normal behavior, or they may appear to be actively contemplating or preparing for a suicidal act through behaviors such as:
If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran who is showing any of the above warning signs, please call the Veterans Crisis Line , chat online , or send a text message today.