Department of Veterans Services | Mental Health Services

Veterans Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press "1"

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors.

To operate the Veterans Hotline, the VA partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Hotline.

Ohio Cares

A collaboration of state and local agencies supporting the
behavioral health of returning OIF/OEF veterans and their families. Although the VA is the primary source of services for veterans, this partnership identifies community based resources also available to veterans and
their families.

Partners include: VA Healthcare System for Ohio, Ohio Department of Mental Health, Ohio National Guard, Ohio Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor's Office of Veterans' Affairs, Ohio Association of County Behavioral Healthcare Authorities, and Ohio Council of Behavioral Healthcare Providers.