Veterans/Military Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line (VLC) and Military Crisis Line (MLC) are available 24/7, and offer free confidential crisis support for Veterans, service members, and their families:


  • In Europe, call: 844-702-5495 or DSN 988
  • In the Pacific, call: 844-702-5493 or DSN 988
  • In Southwest Asia, call: 855-422-7719 or DSN 988


988 Suicide and Crisis Line (Available to anyone in the United States):

  • Call: 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • For Text Telephone (TTY) users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988
  • Visit:
  • Chat: Text with a Crisis Line responder – Send a text message to 838255

Support is also available for relationship, family, or financial challenges. Service members and their immediate families can connect with Military OneSource for free and confidential counseling 24/7 (CONUS: 800-342-9647; OCONUS: 800-342-9647 or 703-253-7599; or visit

TRICARE (CONUS:; OCONUS – can also connect DoD beneficiaries of the Military Health System to mental health and counseling services.

Additionally, if you are a DoD civilian employee, the DoD Employee Assistance Program provides resources, information, and confidential help 24/7 at 866-580-9046 (TTY: 711).