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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 VA New Jersey 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 care coordinator

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

In an emergency, and after regular business hours, please dial 911 or contact:
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, Press 1

Bradley Jacobs

Bradley Jacobs LCSW

Suicide Prevention Coordinator, VA Community Mental Health Point of Contact (East Orange campus)

VA New Jersey health care

Phone: 973-676-1000, ext. 20-3566

Email: VHASPCNJ-561NJHSuicidePreventionTeam@va.gov

Tanya Kero

Tanya Kero LCSW

Suicide Prevention Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator

VA New Jersey health care

Phone: 908-647-0180, ext. 21-4410

Email: VHASPCNJ-561NJHSuicidePreventionTeam@va.gov

Care we provide at VA New Jersey

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