Veterans Suicide Prevention Assistance

Are you a Veteran or Active Duty Service Member needing assistance connecting to services?

Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) was awarded the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) from the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide resources for community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans, active duty service members, and their families. Referrals can include income assistance, education services, employment assistance, help applying for VA benefits, mental/behavioral health care, health care, transportation, and more.

Fill out the interest form and a case manager will reach out to see if you are eligible. 

Emergency Help

Dial 988, then press 1

Text 838255

Chat online

The Samaritans

401-272-4044 or 800-365-4044

Vet Center

Offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Services include counseling for needs such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma. Can also connect you with more support in VA and your community. Located in Warwick, RI.

Call in support for Veterans in crisis (988/Veterans Crisis Line)

The Veterans Crisis Line is free and confidential. When you call, chat, or text, a qualified responder will listen and help. You decide how much information to share. Support doesn't end with your conversation. Responders can connect you with the resources you need.

Peer-to-peer drop-in support groups for Veterans and Active Duty Military

Evidence-based, free-flow conversation to assist each other with building life skills such as leadership skills, conflict management, self-control, and effective communication. Offered by Newport County Mental Health.

  • Tuesday Women’s Group: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 127 Johnny Cake Hill Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
  • Thursday Men’s Group: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., 127 Johnny Cake Hill Rd., Middletown, RI 02842

Rhode Island Office of Veterans Services

Fill out the intake form to request help with benefits eligibility, claims assistance, discharge paperwork, and connection with the case management team.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

Operation Stand Down is Rhode Island’s primary nonprofit resource for homeless and at-risk veterans, which strengthens the community by providing crucial wraparound services.

BH Link

BH Link is a 24-hour crisis center and support line where anyone can get help.