A staggering 20 veterans die by suicide every day, and the VFW is committed to helping change the narrative and stigma surrounding mental health in America.

In order to raise awareness, foster community engagement, improve research and provide intervention for those affected by invisible injuries and emotional stress, the VFW has teamed up with the nationwide organizations Give an Hour and the Campaign to Change DirectionOne MindPatientsLikeMe and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to combat this critical issue.


Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Find support anytime day or night.


To connect with a Veterans Crisis Line responder anytime day or night:

Call 800-273-8255, then select 1. Veterans who dial 988 may press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line and speak with a responder trained in crisis intervention and military culture.

The l´╗┐ine is also available by chat at or by text at 838255.

If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 800-799-4889.



VFW Additional Mental Health Resources 

VA Mental Health Resources