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Contact the Suicide Hotline at: 800-273-8255 (273-TALK)  – veterans, press 1. There are counselors on duty 24 hours a day standing by to help. You’re not alone – your fellow veterans care about you! Make the call. Your call is free and confidential.
 
 
OTHER RESOURCES:
Oregon Partnership:
HelpLine: 800-923-HELP  (800-923-4357)

Military Helpline:  888-HLP-4-VETS  (888-457-4-8387)
 
RCS Combat Call Center:
We provide 24 hour, 7 day a week referral services to all veterans, their families and any concerned citizens who are trying to assist veterans. 
 
Helpline: 877-WAR VETS  (877-927-8387)

 
Suicide is the 11th most frequent cause of death in the U.S. — someone dies from suicide every 16 minutes. Suicidal ideas and attempts to harm oneself are the result of problems that may seem like they can't be fixed. Together, the Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, Vet Centers, and VA Medical Centers stand ready to reach out and help veterans at risk for suicide.
 


Are you, or someone you love, at risk of suicide? Get help if you notice any of the following:
  • Talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
  • Trying to get pills, guns, or other ways to harm oneself
  • Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide
  • Hopelessness
  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge
  • Acting in a reckless or risky way
  • Feeling trapped, like there's no way out
  • Saying or feeling there's no reason for living
Veteran specific risks:
  • Illicit drug use
  • Service connected injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Deployments to Combat zones
  • Frequent deployments
  • Overuse of alcohol
  • Financial hardships
  • Exposure to extreme stress
  • Military sexual trauma
  • Length of deployments

 Suicide is not the answer
 
 
 

Resources

Oregon Partnership