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If you need IMMEDIATE/EMERGENCY help for medical, mental health, or crisis concerns, please call 911 or contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. You do not need to be enrolled in the VA to access IMMEDIATE help from your local 911 Center or the Veterans Crisis Line.

Veteran Crisis Helpline

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. 

Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Health Administration

This site allows the veteran to apply on-line for Veteran Administration health care benefits.  The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 150 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health-VETERAN PEER ACCESS NETWORK (VPAN)

The Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN) helps you navigate complicated systems so that you receive the services you deserve.  The first-ever community-driven support network serving veterans and their families in the U.S., the VPAN connects Los Angeles County departments, non-profits, the Veteran Administration and LA City programs. The network embodies the #YouMatter ideal – that veterans deserve hope, well-being and a greater quality of life as valued members of the LA County community.  To request veterans assistance or services, please email veterans@dmh.lacounty.gov, or call (800) 854-7771 (ext. 3 for veteran services). Phone hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI provides assistance to active-duty troops, veterans, and their families in accessing medical and behavioral health services, educational training, housing, and obtaining benefits.

Health Care for Veterans            

Health Care for Veterans provides veterans with information on medical benefits, health care, health programs, and preventive vaccinations.             

Veteran's Health Care Overview (Military.com)

The Veteran's Health Care Overview provides a summary of veteran's health care programs, eligibility, and other programs for veterans and their families.

Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural Mesothelioma provides current, reliable data on all topics relating to pleural mesothelioma cancer and offers several resources to those coping with the pulmonary cancer, from treatment options to top doctors and the best cancer centers in the United States.