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Veteran Health Indiana

 

Suicide Prevention

 

The Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, has a dedicated Suicide Prevention Program based on promoting public health strategies to prevent suicide. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator and a team of Suicide Prevention Case Managers provide enhanced case management and clinical support to Veterans who are struggling with suicidal behavior.

This individualized attention is provided in conjunction with designated VA clinics and mental health clinicians to help address the multi-layered needs of the Veteran experiencing an emotional crisis. The Suicide Prevention Program also provides local crisis intervention and responds to Veteran referrals received from the Veterans Crisis Line.

The Veterans Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) responders.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. They may also chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA health care.

We also have a texting option.  Text your information/message to 838255.

The professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances—from Veterans coping with mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans struggling with relationships or the transition back to civilian life. Veterans Crisis Line responders provide support when these and other issues—such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, and even homelessness—reach a crisis point. Many of the responders are Veterans themselves and understand what Veterans and their families and friends have been through.

 Veterans Crisis Line, since 2007 more than 3.5 million calls, more than 413,000 chats, nearly 98,000 texts, more than 564,000 referrals and nearly 100,000 dispatches of emergency services

Whether you’re a Veteran, or a friend or family member concerned about one, confidential assistance is only a call or click away.

To contact the Indianapolis VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator during regular business hours, please call 317-988-3213.

Contact Info

Location

  • VAMC, D wing, 5th floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 317-988-3213
  • 800-273-8255

Hours of Operation

  • 24/7/365