If a veteran is in crisis and feels like he or she might harm oneself, what can be done? The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24/7 to veterans as well families and friends. The number is: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. This number is a hotline as well as online text chat and text. The website for Veterans Crisis Line also gives some useful information on behaviors that could be related to suicide and the need for intervention.