Mental Health Services

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide Hotline for Vets: (800) 273-8255 (press 1)

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA)   Veterans Health Administration (VHA)  has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. To operate the Veterans Hotline, the VA partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Veterans can call the Lifeline number, (800) 273-TALK (8255), and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.

  • Mental Health America
    (800) 969-NMHA (6642)
  • SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
    (800) 662-HELP (4357), (800) 487-4889 (TDD), (877) 767-8432 (Spanish)
  • Su Familia (a bilingual service of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center)
    (866) 783-2645
  • National Center for PTSD
  • Department of Transportation's Hotline for Air Travelers with Disabilities
    (800) 778-4838 (voice) or (800) 455-9880 (TDD)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
    (609) 641-8855
    24 Hour Hotline: (800) 604-HELP(4357)
  • Narcotics Anonymous Meetings  Meetings and Information: (732) 933-0462
    Help Line: (800) 992-0401
    For more information about our Fellowship and Program of recovery, or to purchase Narcotics Anonymous literature, please visit Narcotics Anonymous World Service.

    For information about assistance for family members and friends of addicts, please contact Nar-Anon  at (877) 424-4491 or (800) 238-2333 (in NJ).
  • Al-Anon
    For meeting information call (888) 425-2666, Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. ET.

If you would like additional guidance for mental health referral services please contact Michael Barnes, Counseling and Support Services, mbarnes@atlantic. edu

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