Get Help in Crisis - PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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Available en Español

Are You in Crisis? You Have Options:

  • Call 911 if you need police, fire or emergency medical assistance.
  • Call 988 if you need to speak to a trained crisis counselor who can help with mental health-related distress. You can also text 988 or chat online with the Suicide and Crisis LifelineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.. You can also call if you are concerned about someone else.
  • If you are a Veteran, or are concerned about one, call 988, then press "1" to speak with a responder qualified to support Veterans. You can also text 838255 or chat online with the Veterans Crisis LineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site..
  • Go to the nearest Emergency Room for immediate medical attention.
 
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Both the Suicide and Crisis LifelineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. and the Veterans Crisis LineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. have responders who speak Spanish and offer resources en Español.

PLEASE NOTE: The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care or individual referrals. We provide information to help you find local mental health services and information on trauma and PTSD.

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PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Email: ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health