Crisis Support Services of Nevada supports active-duty military and veterans dealing with all types of crisis including sexual assault, PTSD and suicide prevention. We are here to extend a empathetic ear, a caring heart and a helping hand 24/7.

Veterans Crisis Line

CALL 1-800-273-8255, option 1

Department of Defense Self Helpline

CALL 1-877-995-5247

How to Take Care of Yourself


Ask for Help

It can be scary to admit you need help. Talk to your family and friends about what you’re feeling and get their assistance. You can also reach out to confidential, 24/7 services like the Veterans Crisis Line. Military sexual assault survivors can contact Safe Helpline.

Find Support

Talk to other veterans in local support groups. Or sit down with family members who may have gone through similar trauma The important thing is to seek out a support network that you can lean on.

Make a Safety Plan

Have a step-by-step plan ready for when you feel overwhelmed, depressed, suicidal or in crisis, so you can know to start at step one and continue through your safety steps until you feel safe.

How to Help a Veteran or Active-Duty Military Member


Call the Veterans Crisis Line

Talk to caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veteran Affairs. The Veterans Crisis Line can talk with you about ways you can support the veteran in your life.

Ask and Listen

Be an active part of your loved one’s support systems and check in with them often. If they show any warning signs for suicide, be direct. Ask them if they are feeling suicidal. Ask if they have attempted suicide before. Tell them it’s okay to talk about suicidal feelings. Practice active listening techniques and let them talk without judgment.

Educate Yourself on PTSD

It is important to learn about post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly referred to as PTSD, so you can understand why it happens, how it is treated and what you can do to help. The National Center for PTSD offers extensive resources for the family and friends of people with PTSD.

FAQs Related to Active-Duty Military and Veterans

Both women and men experience sexual assault while serving their country. The Self Helpline provides free, confidential support for victims of military sexual assault. Any member of the Department of Defense community can content Self Helpline.

Many veterans face challenges throughout their lives that may lead them to lose their home, eventually becoming homeless. VA recognizes that every homeless veteran’s story is different, including their specific needs to help them get back into permanent and stable housing. There are many VA benefits that may support your specific needs.  

The Veterans Crisis Line offers a chat service specifically geared toward homeless veterans. Start chatting.

Depression is a serious illness, but this common mental health problem is also highly treatable. Find out how to access depression health services through the VA by dialing 1-800-273-8255, option 1.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides the full range of benefits such as: filing a claim, education benefits, compensation, and burial assistance. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information.

Additional Resources for Active-Duty Military and Veterans


Provides primary and secondary care to a large geographical area that includes 20 counties in northern Nevada and northeastern California.

Provides inpatient care for veterans requiring certain medical, surgical, mental health and behavioral sciences care.

Rehouses homeless veterans and prevents veterans from becoming homeless.

Military Sexual Trauma

Helps with treatment and health care related to military sexual assault, known as Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

Provides care and services to military veterans, their families and beneficiaries.

Provides outreach and case management services to veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Provide support for homeless veterans in crisis using a free, live online chat tool.

Provides support and resources specifically for female veterans.

Dedicated to leadership, advocacy and service for America’s veterans.

Dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

We’re here to help. 24/7.

If this is an emergency, please call 911.