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 Northern California 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 select 1.
- Start a confidential chat.
- Text 838255.
- If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 800-799-4889.
You can also:
Veterans crisis line
Connect with Veteran’s Crisis Line at 988 (press 1) to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This support is:
- Available every day, 24/7
- Serves all Veterans, all Service members, National Guard and Reserve, their family members and friends
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.
Suicide Prevention Coordinator: Sonora, Stockton, Modesto
Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinators
Our Suicide Prevention Community Engagement & Partnerships Coordinators (CEPC) serve as content matter experts for community-based suicide prevention initiatives and help with suicide prevention education throughout the community. CEPC's build community-led coalitions that focus on suicide prevention and education. They can speak to your organization about Suicide Prevention, provide free suicide prevention resources, and training opportunities.
Care we provide at VA Northern California health care
- Suicide prevention care coordinators
- Suicide prevention case managers
- Gun safety locks