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Veteran and Military Suicide Prevention Resources

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Video Public Service Announcements 

Check out some videos from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other organizations about reaching out for help.

  • 1 Act - encourages family to reach out to Veterans in their life
  • Waking Up - Vietnam-era Vet reaching out in moment of crisis
  • I'm Good - encourages family to talk with Veterans in their life

Check out a series of videos focused on addressing mental health issues among Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families

Please consider promoting the videos through your social media channels.

Resources

Veterans Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 800-273-TALK (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. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS): TAPS provides compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one through their national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. Their helpline is available 24/7 at 800-959-8277.   

DOD's Military OneSource: The U.S. Department of Defense's Military OneSource is a 24/7 resource for information, answers, and support to help military members reach their goals, overcome challenges, and thrive. Military OneSource provides a variety of support such as tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more.

Coaching Into Care: National telephone service of the VA aims to educate, support, and empower family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran. Their goal is to help Veterans, their family members, and other loved ones find the appropriate services at their local VA facilities and/or in their community. They also provide coaching to family and friends.

Military and Veterans Caregiver Network: A program of the American Red Cross that offfers peer-based support and services to connect those providing care to service members and veterans living with wounds, illnesses, injuries and or/aging.

Social Media

Please consider using some of the sample social media posts below to educate followers about resources and services available for veterans, military service members, and their families.

National Action Alliance
for Suicide Prevention

1025 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Ste 700 W
Washington, DC 20007

info@theActionAlliance.org