If you're a Veteran who is thinking of suicide—or you know a Veteran who’s considering this—we can help. Our VA Illiana health care suicide prevention coordinators can get you the support you need. They work with our behavioral health providers and community organizations to assist Veterans who are managing emotional or mental health crises.
How do I talk to someone right now?
If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified Veterans Crisis Line responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This service is private, free, and available 24/7.
To connect with a Veterans Crisis Line responder anytime day or night:
- Dial 988 then press 1.
- Start a confidential chat.
- Text 838255.
- If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 800-799-4889.
You can also:
Connect with a care coordinator
Our suicide prevention coordinators can help you get ongoing support, like counseling and other services. Coordinators are available during regular business hours.
Damian Foley, LCSW
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Sarah Nixon, LCSW
Suicide Prevention Case Manager
Amber Clark, LCSW (Decatur)
Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator
217-258-3370 Extension: 49001
Care we provide at VA Illiana health care
- Suicide prevention case managers
- Gun safety locks, lock boxes, pill boxes/organizers