You were not alone then, you are not alone now. There are 20 million vets who would give their lives for you. PLEASE, don't take yours.

After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again.
This is why we have created the "buddy-buddy" program.  Veterans like you, that have shared a similar experience or trauma in one of our nations many conflicts, are available to talk with you openly and privately and help you deal with issues associated with your experience.
If you are struggling, if you are in pain, if you just need to talk, please call.
Veterans Affairs 
           Veterans Crisis Hotline                                                                 1 (800) 273- 8255   press "1" 
          Veterans CHAT                                                              
          Veterans TEXT                                                                                          838255



 Department Name(s)                                                                             Toll Free Number(s)

 Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits                                                1-877-294-6380

 Benefits (VA):                                                                                              1-800-827-1000


      Death Pension

      Dependency Indemnity Compensation

      Direct Deposit

      Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices

      Disability Compensation

      Disability Pension


      Home Loan Guaranty

      Medical Care

      Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

CHAMPVA Meds by Mail                                          1-888-385-0235 (or)1-866-229-7389

]Combat Call Center                                                 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)

Children of Women Vietnam Veterans (CWVV)

            Foreign Medical Program (FMP)

           Spina Bifida Health Care Program                   1-877-345-8179 or 1-888-820-1756

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA)                                                                                                                        1-800-733-8387

CHAMPVA In-House Treatment Initiative (CITI)                                         1-800-733-8387 

 eBenefits Technical Support 1-800-983-0937 Education (GI Bill)              1-888-442-4551

Health Care Benefits                                                                                  1-877-222-8387 

Life Insurance: SVLI/SGLI Life Insurance Program                                    1-800-419-1473

All other VA Life Insurance Programs                                                         1-800-669-8477

Mammography Helpline                                                                              1-888-492-7844

Smoking Cessation Counselors                                     1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838)

Special Issues                                                                                              1-800-749-8387

Gulf War Agent Orange Project Shad/Mustard Agents Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation Status of Headstones and Markers                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1-800-697-6947

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf                                                      (TDD) Dial 711

Veterans Crisis Line                                                       1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Help Desk                                                                                    1-855-574-7286

White House VA Hotline                                                                             1-855-948-2311

Women Veterans Hotline                                           1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)