Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Mental Health
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 1-800-273-8255 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. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
mental health counseling
Locate behavioral health professionals in your community who have military culture training with the Star Behavioral Health Providers Registry. These professionals have specialized training in understanding and treating military service members and their families.
Ohio Cares is a collaboration of state and local agencies supporting the behavioral health of returning Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans and their families.
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