Mental Health Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans

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We are here to offer our treatment options, but we are also happy to connect you with additional services that may be beneficial. We are actively compiling a comprehensive list of organizations in the Bay Area to enhance our support network.


Warmlines to address Isolation & Loneliness

Vets 4 Warriors Peer Support Line

  • 1-855-838-8255
  • 24/7 non-emergency
  • A friend on the other line
  • 100% confidential
  • Provides advice, resources, navigate VA, and assist in transferring to veteran crisis line (988, press 1 for veterans)

Friendship Line

  • 1-888-670-136
  • 24/7 non-emergency
  • Provide emotional support for lonely, isolated, grieving, depressed, anxious, and/or thinking about death or suicide.
  • They make outbound emotional support calls to older adults who request it. This can be arranged by calling Institute on Aging at 415-750-4111.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

  • Warm Line 1-855-845-7415, press 3 (Spanish speaking) or press 4 (English speaking)
  • 24/7 non-emergency, emotional support warm line
  • limited to 15 mins per call and max 3 calls a day
  • Anyone who lives in CA.
  • They empower callers to identify their own path forward, offer support, and increase resilience and self-advocacy.
  • Compassionate listening and validation.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

The Disabled American Veterans organization offers lifelong support to veterans and their families, assisting them in obtaining the benefits they have earned and standing by them at every stage of the process. DAV positively impacts over a million veterans annually, helping them achieve personal victories, including financial stability, housing, education completion, and social connections with fellow veterans. DAV emphasizes the importance of supporting veterans of all ages and stages in life, especially those with both visible and invisible service-related injuries, advocating for equitable benefits. For over a century, DAV has been a prominent advocate for veterans' rights and benefits, working to protect disabled veterans and their families by actively representing their interests on Capitol Hill with a strong and united membership of over a million.

We invite you to visit their website.

Make the Connection

Developed and operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), it serves as a platform where hundreds of Veterans share their personal mental health struggles and the care that aided their recovery. Through video interviews, articles, and podcasts, these Veterans convey their experiences in their own words, making it easier for fellow Veterans and supporters to connect with their stories. The website allows users to filter content by various factors, including symptoms, conditions, service era, and more, in order to find relatable and encouraging accounts. The primary goal of Make the Connection is to break down barriers and reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues, thereby encouraging Veterans and their families to seek the necessary support and care.

Link to their website.


Coaching Into Care offers a no-cost support service designed for the loved ones and friends of Veterans. Their trained responders conduct a brief evaluation of your worries and supply relevant resources and referrals. In concise phone calls lasting between 10 to 30 minutes, licensed psychologists and social workers provide valuable advice and assistance on initiating discussions with the Veteran in your circle regarding their mental well-being or substance use, and encouraging them to pursue treatment when necessary.

Link to their website.

PDF documents you might find interesting

If you are in danger of harming yourself or contemplating taking your own life You can dial 1 right after 988 for Veterans specific help.
Chat Online 24/7 with the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline or send any message to 988 to start a text conversation with a person that will help you.
Or go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room. YOU MATTER!