Need help? Support is a call, click or text away


If you’re a service member in crisis, or know someone who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click or text away.

The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, many of whom have served in the military themselves. They understand what service members have been through and the challenges members of the military and their loved ones face.

The Military Crisis Line, online chat and text services are free to all service members, including members of the National Guard, Reserve and veterans, even if you are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA health care. Hundreds of men and women in the military call us every day, and start to get back on track.

Crisis feels different for everybody and can be associated with a wide range of situations. Some service members are coping with stress, anxiety, PTSD or other effects stemming from their military service. Many have difficulty with their relationships or with the transition back to civilian life.

Whatever’s got you down — chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger or even disturbing memories of your tour — a Military Crisis Line responder can provide support, day or night. (Information courtesy of the Military Crisis Line website.)

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  1. Hello I’m looking for a photo to download that you guys used for June 2012. It made the double truck for that month just as a stand alone photo. Is there anyway or anywhere I can download?

    • If you can tell me what page the photo was on, and a brief description of the image, I can probably email it to you. To keep load time fast, the images on our site are not downloadable, but we maintain copies of the content we use on the site for two years. Please email the aforementioned details to the Soldiers Live chief at .

      Carrie McLeroy
      Chief, Soldiers Live/Soldiers Social Media