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) 273-8255 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.

You can access a publication that introduces some of the behavioral health problems facing veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, including substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide, and discusses screening tools and intervention.

Additional information and resources are available from SAMHSA.

Hank Debnam serves as Military/Veterans Services Liaison for the four-county Alliance region. He is responsible for overseeing and enhancing Alliance’s efforts to effectively meet the behavioral health needs of military personnel, veterans and their families. Learn more.

Page last modified: February 28, 2017