Are You Having a Crisis?
Veterans: immediately call the hot-lines below and try to make personal contact with a fellow veteran, family member or friend and have them accompany you to a hospital emergency room, or go there yourself. However, you do this; just make sure you get there. Do not stay alone.
If you are Family, Friend or Caregiver stay with your veteran until contact is secured with a hot-line crisis counselor or immediately take your veteran to a hospital. Do not leave your veteran alone. Don’t be afraid that talking about suicide will provoke your veteran to take that action.