If you're a Veteran who is thinking of hurting yourself—or you know a Veteran who’s considering this—we can help. The TVHS Suicide Prevention Team 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 press 1.
- Start a confidential chat.
- Text 838255.
- If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 800-799-4889.
You can also:
Connect with the Suicide Prevention Team
Our Suicide Prevention Team can help you get ongoing support, like counseling and other services. If you would like to speak with one of our team members, please call 615-225-6892, and someone will return your call within one business day. Please note this is not a crisis line, and calls may not be returned until the following day. If you need to speak with someone immediately, please call the Veterans Crisis Line 988, press 1.
Care we provide
We work with behavioral health providers and community organizations to help you and your family during times of crisis. We offer:
- Suicide prevention care coordinators
- Suicide prevention case managers
- Gun safety locks
- Suicide prevention training from the TVHS Suicide Prevention Team
- Veterans Crisis Line follow-up care