The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service. Veterans and their families and friends can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.
IAVA is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. With more than 270,000 members and supporters, IAVA is out in front and fighting for our veterans, just like they fought for our country. IAVA focuses on urgent issues like health, education, employment and community primarily through assistance, advocacy and awareness. By connecting service-members with valuable resources, IAVA hopes to build an empowered generation of veterans that can become leaders in their communities.
Military OneSource is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of Defense for active duty Guard and Reserve and their families. The group offers resources and consultations on a host of issues such as Education, relocation, parenting, and stress. Call 1-800-342-9647, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
If you’re a veteran and have concerns related to readjusting to civilian life, you can call 1-877-WAR-VETS (927-8387). The Department of Veterans also offers PTSD programs throughout the country that offer education, evaluation, and treatment.