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Suicide prevention

If you're a Veteran who is thinking of hurting yourself—or you know a Veteran who’s considering this—we can help. Our Minneapolis VA 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?

Find out how to get support anytime, day or night.

Connect with a prevention coordinator

Our suicide prevention coordinators can help you get ongoing support, like counseling and other services. Coordinators are available during regular business hours.

Connect 24/7

Connect with our caring, qualified Veterans Crisis Line responders for confidential help. This service is private, free, and available 24/7.

To connect with a Veterans Crisis Line responder anytime day or night:

You can also:

  • Call 911.
  • Go to the nearest emergency room.
  • Go directly to your nearest VA medical center. It doesn't matter what your discharge status is or if you're enrolled in VA health care.
    Find your nearest VA medical center

Connect with your local prevention coordinator

Local coordinators are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Eric Wittenberg

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Minneapolis health care

Phone: 612-467-1838


Care we provide at Minneapolis VA

  • Evidence based suicide prevention therapy
  • Grief and loss specialists
  • Lethal means safety (gun locks, medication disposal options, firearm safety)
  • Postvention services
  • Suicide prevention case manager