Text Terms of Service

The Veterans Crisis Line keeps conversations confidential. Information about you is used with your permission to coordinate care at your local VA and may be used without your permission to assist in case of emergency or as required by law. 

The Veterans Crisis Line text-messaging service does not charge for texting to 838255. Cell phone carrier message and/or data rates may apply.

You may text STOP at any time to end the conversation. Message and data rates may apply. You will receive a various number of messages based on the conversation. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. If you need immediate assistance, please hang up and Dial 988 then Press 1 for Veterans. Dial 911 if in danger.


Free, 24/7, confidential support is a text away. Text the Veterans Crisis Line at 838255 to connect with one of our caring responders.