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Veterans in Crisis




 "The veterans in crisis line connects veterans in crisis and their families with qualififed, caring Department of Veterans Affairs through a confidential hotline, chat, or text."(Veterans in Crisis)


Veterans can call 1-800-273-8255 and press one to recieve confidential support twenty-four hous a day, sevens days a week.


Veterans in Crisis have many tells about their depression. Veterans in Crisis are determined to help those who think their loved ones are suffering from depression/suicidal thoughts after being in the war. Everything a person says to them whether it be a phone call, text, hotline, of chat, will be confidentail.






-Many veterans may not show signs of harming themselves before they do.


-Veterans in crisis may show behaviors that idicate a risk of self-harming themselves.


*Appearing sad/depressed most of the time


*Clinical depression- deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating that doesn't go away and continues to get worse


* Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep


* Neglecting their physical appearance


* Withdrawing from friends, family, and society, or sleeping all of the time


*Losing interest in hobbies, work, school, or things they used to car about


*Frequent and dramatic mood changes


*Expressive feelings of guilt of shame


*Always feeling trapped


* Desperation, saying there is no solution to their problems


*Performing poorly at work or school


*Acting without thinking


*Or sudden violent behavior



 Some of the more serious signs are:


*Tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to serious injury or death


*Giving away prized possessions


*Or putting affairs in order/making a will.



If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these signs and you feel like you need help, please call 1-800-273-8255.



This phone call may be the difference between a happy life or self-harming and suicidal thoughts.



Please call. Veterans in crisis are available swenty0four hours a days, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks of the year.