September is Suicide Prevention Month

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Veterans have been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but don’t have to go through it alone.

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Take Action: 5 Things You Can Do Now

Don’t wait for a crisis. Take a moment today to reach out. You can act now to help prevent Veteran suicide later.

Ways to Reach Out

If you’re a Veteran needing support

Make a Call

I feel like I should be strong enough to handle anything. But life has been rough lately and I need help.

Life has been piling up. Too many bad things happening at once. I want to get help now.

Send a Text or Email

I feel really alone right now. Can I call you to talk?

Even though I’ve been out for a while, I still can’t get some things out of my mind. Can we meet up and talk?

If you want to show a Veteran that you care

Make a Call

I’m just calling to catch up. How are you?

I know things have been rough for you lately. Tell me what’s been going on. I want to listen and help.

Send a Text or Email

How is everything going? I’m here for you if you want to talk. I can help you find support if you need it.

I heard you’re going through a tough time. You don’t have to go through it alone—I’m here.

Get Inspired by Veterans

Veterans are strong, driven, and resilient. But everyone needs help sometimes. More than 600 Veterans and family members have shared their stories of finding support and overcoming challenges at MakeTheConnection.net. It only takes a few seconds to find a story you can relate to.

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Learn More About Suicide Prevention

Help is Available

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Being prepared can help save a life. Save the Veterans Crisis Line contact to your phone and encourage others to do the same.

The Veterans Crisis Line is available by phone (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1), text (838255), and chat 24/7, 365 days per year.

Download Contact

Follow your phone’s on-screen instructions or icons to make sure the contact is properly saved.

Find support near you

No matter what you are experiencing there is support to get your life back on track.

VA Medical Centers offer a range of acute care and community-based outpatient services, including:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health care
  • Peer support
  • Homelessness programs
  • Nursing homes and more

Tell Others

You don’t need to be an expert to make a difference—support Veterans by sharing these materials with your own networks to raise awareness about Veteran suicide prevention.

For Individuals

Examples:
An image to be used on Instagram featuring a photo of a woman smiling in front of a dark green background. The text reads 'Reach out - September is Suicide Prevention Month' and includes the Veterans Crisis Line logo.
An image to be used on Instagram with a cream colored background and text that reads 'Take a Moment - Reach Out' and includes the Veterans Crisis Line logo.
An image to be used on Instagram featuring a photo of a man on a cell phone standing in front of a cream colored background. The text reads 'Take a moment to reach out and connect with a veteran. Reach Out.'
An image to be used on Instagram featuring a photo of a woman with her arms crossed determinedly in front of a dark green background. The text reads 'If you're struggling, take a moment. Reach out.'

For Organizations

Examples:
A tall banner featuring a photo of a man smiling in front of a dark green background. The text reads 'Reach out to a veteran today. September is Suicide Prevention Month' and includes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs logo.
A tall banner featuring a photo of a woman smiling in front of a dark green background. The text reads 'September is Suicide Prevention Month. Reach out.' and includes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs logo.
A tall banner featuring a photo of a woman sitting down with a determined look in front of a cream colored background. The text reads 'September is Suicide Prevention Month. Reach out.' and includes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs logo.
A tall banner featuring a photo of a man standing up and smiling in front of a cream colored background. The text reads 'September is Suicide Prevention Month. Take a moment - reach out.' and includes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs logo.
Examples:
A portrait sized poster featuring a photo of a man in a 'U.S. Army' baseball cap in front of a cream colored background. The text reads 'September is Suicide Prevention Month. Take a moment - Reach out. You've been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but you don't have to do it alone. Learn more at REACH.gov/SPM'
A portrait sized poster featuring a photo of a woman crossing her arms looking off to the right in front of a dark green background. The text reads 'Take a moment - Reach out. You've been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but you don't have to do it alone. September is Suicide Prevention Month. Learn more at REACH.gov/SPM'
A portrait sized poster featuring a photo of a man sitting down with a determined look in front of a dark green background. The text reads 'Take a moment - Reach out. You've been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but you don't have to do it alone. September is Suicide Prevention Month. Learn more at REACH.gov/SPM'
A portrait sized poster with a cream colored background and text that reads 'You've been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but you don't have to do it alone. September is Suicide Prevention Month. Take a Moment - Reach Out. Learn more at REACH.gov/SPM'
Examples:
An image to be used as an electronic billboard with text that reads 'You've been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but you don't have to do it alone. September is Suicide Prevention Month. Take a moment - Reach out. Learn more at REACH.gov/SPM'
An image with a cream colored background to be used as a video conferencing background with text that reads 'Take a moment - Reach out' in the top left corner and 'REACH.gov/SPM' in the bottom right.
An image with a dark green background to be used as a video conferencing background with text that reads 'Reach out' vertically along the left edge and 'September is Suicide Prevention Month' along the top with 'REACH.gov/SPM' in the bottom right.
An image to be used as an electronic billboard featuring a photo of a woman in a 'U.S. Army Woman Veteran' baseball cap leaning on a fence with text that reads 'September is Suicide Prevention Month. Take a moment - Reach out. You've been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but you don't have to do it alone. REACH.gov/SPM'