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People can experience an emotional or mental health crisis due to a wide range of situations. For some, it might be the end of a personal relationship. For others, it might be the loss of a job. For Veterans, these crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service.
When emotional issues reach a crisis point, Veterans and their loved ones should contact the Veterans Crisis Line. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. Chat online or text 838255.
Veterans can visit www.va.gov to check eligibility for VA health care or call l 412-360-6515 to check their enrollment status
Many Veterans may not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a person needs help. Veterans in crisis may show behaviors that indicate a risk of self-harm. The following can all be warning signs:
The following signs require immediate attention: