As of this morning, 988 and the National Suicide Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) became non-operational. Callers who dial into either of these numbers are unable to reach the National Suicide Lifeline and the VCL. Based on this national outage, we are advising Veterans to dial the Veterans Crisis Line directly, at 877-267-6030, or call any VA facility and press 7 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
988 and VCL text and chat are still operational and not impacted by the outage.
We will provide additional information as available and wanted you to be aware of the impact on those wanting to reach the VCL.