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Resources for Veterans to go to find help if they or someone they know is considering suicide.
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Veterans Crisis Line

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. 


    IAVA - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

    Homepage, offering membership and access to services.

    Combating Suicide 

    The Clay Hunt (SAV) Act 

    Military One Source

    Military One Source  offers help for those suffering PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and  for survivors of sexual assault via the DoD. 

    Call 1-800-942-3647. 

    Additional Resources for Civilians

    Veteran's Self-Check Quiz

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have joined with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to create the Veterans Self-Check Quiz. This is a safe, easy way to learn whether stress and depression might be affecting you.

    Using this service is completely voluntary and confidential.

    You must be at least 18 years old to complete the Self-Check Quiz.


    Considering Suicide? You are not alone. There is help.

    22 Veterans commit suicide in America every single day.

    If you or someone else are in immediate danger, or facing a life-threatening crisis, please call 911. 

    Since 2005, Veteran suicide has steadily grown. Every 65 minutes, a U.S. Veteran commits suicide. A disturbingly high number of our Veterans are in pain. Just remember: Not everyone makes his or her pain visible. (Source:

    Please become familiar with a few of the resources listed below. You never know when they may come in handy.

    *Any item which appears in BLUE on this page will link you directly to the accompanying website. 

    On the NCC Campus, please contact: 

    Marbeth Holmes, MA, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
    Clinical Outreach Coordinator
    Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Nash Community College or (252) 451.8319 
    or Sonya Small, MSA
    Veteran's Services Officer/Asst. FA Officer or  (252) 451-8261 

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 



    International Resources


    Click for the International Association for Suicide Prevention's Global Crisis Centre Directory.

    United States

    1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)

    Texting: Text ANSWER to 839863

    Spanish: 1-800-SUICIDA


    Veterans 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

    EU Standard Emotional Support Number 116 123 - Free and available in much of Europe, details here


    13 11 14


    02 649 95 55




    Kids Help Line (Under 18): 1-800-668-6868

    Alberta: 1-866-594-0533

    British Columbia: 1-888-353-2273

    Manitoba: 1-888-322-3019

    New Brunswick: 1-800-667-5005

    Newfoundland & Labrador: 1-888-737-4668

    Northwest Territories: 1-800-661-0844 7pm-11pm everyday

    Nova Scotia: 1-888-429-8167

    Nunavut: (867) 982-0123

    Ontario: 1 800 452 0688

    Prince Edward Island: 1-800-218-2885 (Bilingual)

    Quebec: 1-866-277-3553 or 418-683-4588

    Saskatchewan: (306) 933-6200

    For more numbers in all areas please see here


    0800 1110 111


    70 20 12 01


    01 40 09 15 22


    1018 or 801 801 99 99




    91-44-2464005 0



    1480 6am to 9pm everyday


    ROI - local rate: 1850 60 90 90

    ROI - minicom: 1850 60 90 91




    800 86 00 22





    3 5286 9090


    LifeLine 1588-9191

    Suicide Prevention Hotline 1577-0199


    Saptel 01-800-472-7835


    0900 1130113

    New Zealand

    0800 543 354 Outside Auckland

    09 5222 999 Inside Auckland


    815 33 300


    116 123


    116 123


    0800 300 303 or 021 6623 393

    Online chat:[2]

    South Africa

    LifeLine 0861 322 322

    Suicide Crisis Line 0800 567 567


    010 195 202 available 9am-7am weekdays and 3pm-7am weekends
    112, the regular emergency line, may be used at other times


    020 22 00 60






    08457 90 90 90 (24hrs)

    0800 58 58 58 (open 5pm to midnight nationwide)

    0808 802 58 58 (Open 5pm to midnight London)


    07725909090 (24hs)

    07537 404717 (5pm to midnight)

    CALM - online chatting for those in the UK.

    ChildLine (Free for any #, does not show up on billing) 0800-11-11


    Landlines 0800 84 83 (7pm to 11 pm)

    (FREE) 2400 84 83 (24/7)

    Cell phone lines 095 738 483 *8483

    Useful Websites

    Dutch -

    Greece -

    International -

    Spain -

    Subject Guide

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    Navy and Marine Corps Suicide Prevention

    If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, seek assistance immediately by contacting the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.

    Suicide Prevention 

    Understanding suicide warning signs and risk factors can empower you to help identify, prevent and intervene early to save lives. Our suicide prevention resources help individuals recognize and understand suicide related behaviors, risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors as well as learn how to help if confronted with a suicide situation. These valuable resources can be used not only by Sailors or Marines who need a helping hand but also by family members and friends, command leadership, command suicide prevention coordinators (SPCs), behavioral health providers, primary care and other specialty providers and chaplains.


    Local Help for Area Residents

    Recommended local mental and behavioral health services include: 

    Holly Hill Hospital in Raleigh    1-800-447-1800

    Coastal Plains in Rocky Mount  (252) 962-8000

    Monarch in Rocky Mount   (252) 442-0333 or (866) 272-7826

    Stop Soldier Suicide


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