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Military and veterans suicide

The United States Department of Defense through its Defense Suicide Prevention Office, Veteran Affairs and several non-profit organizations have dedicated resources to decreasing suicide risk among veterans and current military members.

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Veteran Affairs operates a crisis hotline dedicated to veterans, which can be reached online or by phone at 1-800-273-8255 or by text at 838-255.

Non-profits on the national level

The VFW and American Legion both of have several local posts throughout Indiana and are engaged in suicide prevention and outreach efforts. Indiana operates a Department of Veteran Affairs that is responsible for County Veterans Service Offices across the state.

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