Veteran Suicide Prevention Hotline
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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 Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Veteran specific factors that may increase risk
Frequent deployments
Deployments to hostile environments
Exposure to extreme stress
Physical/sexual assault while in the service (not limited to women)
Length of deployments
Service-related injury