Make the Connection

Make the Connection  is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs that connects veterans and their families with information and resources to help them cope with transitions, physical and psychological health concerns and challenging life events.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

DCoE Outreach Center

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) has an Outreach Center to provide information and resources to service members, veterans, family members, health care providers, caregivers, employers and others in the community with questions about psychological health issues and traumatic brain injury. If you have questions about which tools for supporting your reintegration or education are right for you, a trained health resource consultant is ready to talk, listen and provide free, confidential guidance 24/7.

Call 866-966-1020 (toll free)
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Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC): Mental Health & Call Centers has been developed by the Deployment Health Clinical Center as a resource for clinicians, veterans, and their families.