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Suicide Prevention

If this is an emergency and you're at risk of harm or think someone else is in danger and you need help right now, call 911!
For those outside the United States, call your local emergency number.

There are people out there to help you with your problems. Here are a few programs, links and phone numbers to help with suicide prevention:

  • Military Crisis Line - Dial 988 and press 1 - The Military Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource for all service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if they’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.
  • Military OneSource Peer to Peer Support
    • HOTLINE - 800-273-8255 for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
    • CHAT - Speak with a responder by using Lifeline Chat.
    • TTY - Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
  • Counseling, Advocacy and Prevention - CAP programs provide free individual, group and family counseling and support services to those in need.
  • Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) - Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life is a program available to active duty Sailors who experienced a suicide ideation or attempt (Suicide-Related Behavior).

If you, your shipmate, or a loved one is having trouble navigating stress or experiencing a crisis, help is always available. Seeking help is a sign of strength and a sign of the good judgment and reliability needed to thrive in your Navy career. You can reach out to your local Fleet and Family Support Center, Deployed Resilience Counselor, civilian or military mental health provider.   ​


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