Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 then Press 1
Chat: Click here to start a chat
Text: any message to 838255
Military Helpline: https://www.linesforlife.org/mhl/
Text MIL1 to 839863
Support for service members, veterans, and their families that is independent of any branch of the military or government.
US Department of Veteran Affairs:
FIRE/EMS HELPLINEFire/EMS Helpline:
At the top of this list are crisis resources. This is who you can call when you need help immediately. If you scroll down you can find a list of national resources such as trauma retreats and treatment centers.
Safe Call Now: 1-206-459-3020
A 24/7 help line staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members. They can assist with treatment options for responders who are suffering from mental health, substance abuse and other personal issues.
Fire/EMS Helpline: 1-888-731-3473
Also known as Share the Load. A program run by the National Volunteer Fire Council. They have a help line, text based help service, and have also collected a list of many good resources for people looking for help and support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
The national (USA) suicide hotline. Not first responder specific, but they can and will talk to anyone who needs help. We’ve been told by one of their founders they have a large number of first responders and veterans who volunteer.
Crisis Text Line
A service that allows people in crisis to speak with a trained crisis counselor by texting “Start” or “Help” to 741-741.
Copline (Law Enforcement Only): 1-800-267-5463
A confidential helpline for members of US law enforcement. Their website also has additional information on help and resources.
Frontline Helpline: 1-866-676-7500
Run by Frontline Responder Services. Offer 24/7 coverage with first responder call-takers.
Kristin Brooks Hopeline: 1-800-442-4673
Another national (USA) hotline for people suffering from mental health issues.
Veterans Crisis Line (Veterans only): 1-800-273-8255 & press 1, or text 838255
A crisis line specifically for veterans of the US armed forces.