Service Members and Families
Service members in crisis should seek help immediately by contacting the Military Crisis Line. Dial 800-273-8255 (press 1 for military) for 24/7 crisis support. The crisis line, found at http://militarycrisisline.net, also provides a chat and text service.
You are not alone. There is support.
The Department of Defense (DoD) takes the issue of suicide very seriously and is actively working to reduce the number of suicides. DoD has implemented many programs and services to help service members and their families cope with everyday stresses and those unique to military life.
Everyone can help prevent suicide. Know how to recognize common risk factors including chronic pain; feelings of guilt, anger, or shame; exposure to trauma; a sense of hopelessness; relationship problems; and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you notice these behaviors in friends and family who have served in the military, encourage them to seek help.
It’s important to talk about feelings of depression or posttraumatic stress. If you're looking for more information or resources, trained health professionals are available 24/7 at the DCoE Outreach Center by live chat, email or phone.
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Check out our blog post about the "A Creed for a Comrade" video. You can also view a
PDF version of the creed.
Service Specific Resources