Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline: Change your phone number in your graphics from 1 800-273-TALK, Veterans Press 1, to: 1 800 273 8255; Press 1 for Veterans. Like now.
Veterans in crisis needing to call a suicide line don’t need to fuck around with phone keys and replace T-A-L-K with 8255. You get it? Time matters.
1-800-273-8255, Veterans Press 1
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA)has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. To operate the Veterans Hotline, the VA partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press “1″ to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.