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 St Louis 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:
- Call 988.
- Text 838255.
- Start a confidential chat.
- If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 800-799-4889.
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
Care we provide at VA St. Louis Health Care System
- Suicide prevention care coordinators
- Suicide prevention case managers
- Gun safety locks
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.
Kristen Damian MSW, LCSW
Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator
VA St Louis health care
Phone: 314-652-4100, ext. 66166
St. Louis HCS Suicide Prevention Program
If you having thoughts of suicide, please immediately call the 24/7 Veteran's Crisis Line, 9-8-8, press 1 or 1-800-273-8255, press 1