If you, your shipmate, or a loved one are having trouble navigating stress or experiencing a crisis, help is always available. Seeking help is a sign of strength.
MILITARY CRISIS LINE
Connects active duty service members and veterans in crisis with qualified and caring Dept. of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support is available via telephone, mobile text or online. Click the image above to be redirected to the Crisis Line website or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255, Option 1).
The BeThere Peer Assistance Line is the only dedicated Department of Defense (DoD) peer support call and outreach center available to all Service members across the Department (including the National Guard and Reserves) and their families. The program is staffed by peer coaches who are Veteran Service members and spouses of prior Service members, and is available 24/7 through chat, email, phone and text. Communications between peer counselors and Service members are confidential. Call 1-844-357-PEER, text 480-360-6188 or visit www.betherepeersupport.org
NAVY CHAPLAIN CARE
Sometimes Sailors and their families would prefer to trust and confide in a Navy Chaplain to receive guidance or help seeing things more clearly. Chaplains are available to talk 24/7. Communications with Navy Chaplains are 100% confidential unless the service member decides otherwise. For more information, view the following resources:
Confidential Communications FAQs
Confidential Communications Fact Sheet
Provides information and resources to foster readiness and resilience in all areas of life, including informational resources and confidential chat available 24/7.
MAKE THE CONNECTION
MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
Click the link above to start a live chat with a trained health resource consultant, ready to talk, listen and provide the guidance and resources you're looking for.