Families and friends play a vital role in helping Veterans through the challenges they face every day. "Talking About It Matters" demonstrates why asking the hard questions is often the first step toward getting Veterans the support they need. It can be difficult for family members and friends to reach out when they see a Veteran they love in crisis. They may think they can't understand what Veterans have gone through or find words that will be comforting to them. This video shows how reaching out can make all the difference.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net, or text to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.