Suicide Awareness Month: Resources for Veterans, Friends, and Family Members

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How to #BeThere for Oregon veterans

Oregon faces a higher veteran suicide rate than the rest of the nation. But we can work on reducing that statistic. Here’s how you can #BeThere for a veteran:

See Suicide Awareness events happening around Oregon

Learn to recognize red flags

Veterans Crisis Line: Suicide Prevention Hotline, Text & Chat

Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online 24/7/365.

Help support yourself and others

Help Yourself

If you’re in crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can also call the Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the United States, call 1-800-273-8255.

Be familiar with resources

Veterans can reach out at any time to a number of resources who are trained to help. Here are a few to keep on hand:

Lines for Life: Military Helpline

Military Helpline

The Military Helpline is here with free and confidential crisis intervention and sensitivity to military-specific issues. Staffed by veterans and others trained in military culture we understand what you’re going through and can help you sort things out privately. Whether it’s family issues, anger, substance abuse, post traumatic stress or thoughts of suicide, call us.

Veterans Crisis Line

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 24/7 Confidential Help – Veterans Crisis Line

24/7 support hotline for Veterans in crisis and their supporters. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to speak to a trained responder.

Vet Center Call Center

Vet Center Call Center 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387) – Vet Center Program

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Suicide Prevention Lifeline


For veterans, crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service. If you’re a veteran or service member and in crisis, these resources can help. Crisis feels different for everybody and can arise from a wide range of situations before, during, or after military service.

Connect with veteran organizations

There are many veteran-serving organizations who aim to reduce veteran suicide, boost mental health, and empower veterans.



Each day 22 veterans take their own life. But together we can win the war against veteran suicide. Join #Mission22 to let our vets know they have an army behind them.

Make The Connection

Make the Connection | Videos & Info for Military Veterans

Click to play video Adjusting from military service to civilian life can be both exciting and challenging. There are steps you can take and resources available to help you make the transition a success. More on Transitioning from Service Click to play video Relationship problems can make it difficult to enjoy life – for you and for those you care about.

Stop Soldier Suicide

Stop Soldier Suicide: Military & Veteran Suicide Prevention

No veteran should have to deal with PTSD /TBI or thoughts of suicide on their own. We help veterans and their families get help with suicide prevention.

Objective Zero


Objective Zero is the top suicide prevention, behavioral and mental health, wellness, and peer-to-peer support mobile app for military veterans in the United States. Objective Zero works with partners at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense to provide life-saving suicide prevention (and preemption) technology in a secure, anonymous mobile application.

Defense Suicide Prevention Office

Defense Suicide Prevention Office

The official website of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO)

Military OneSource

Military OneSource – Support for Military Personnel & Families

Military resource website providing 24/7 support for military personnel, spouses, family members and survivors on taxes, moving, spouse employment, MWR and more.

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