Stefanik Works to Deliver Mental Health Support for Veterans

Shares Mental Health Resources for Servicemembers, Veterans, Families

October 28, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today reaffirmed her commitment to supporting mental health and highlighted her work to deliver critical resources for our nation’s servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
“The brave men and women who have served in our armed forces are heroes, but their service has come at a price,” Stefanik said. “Because of their incredible sacrifice to protect our nation, I am committed to making sure they have access to the resources they need. I remain committed to championing access to mental health services for our veterans, servicemembers, and military families. Our nation can never forget their service.”
Last month, the Department of Defense released its annual suicide report for 2020, which noted 580 servicemembers died by suicide last year.
Stefanik has continued to dedicate her time in Congress to supporting mental health awareness for servicemembers and veterans. During the 117th Congress, Stefanik has cosponsored the following bills to address suicide prevention and mental health for our service members and veterans:
  • H.R.4882 - Connecting the Community to End Military Suicide Act
  • H.R.5073 - REACH for Veterans Act
  • H.R.5645 – Save Our Servicemembers Act
  • H.R.5352 - Military Suicide Prevention in the 21st Century Act
  • H.R.2778 - Improving Servicemember Transition to Reduce Veteran Suicide Act
  • H.R.4601 - Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act
Read more about her actions here.
Stefanik is sharing some resources to support our veterans and servicemembers below:
Specific resources for NY-21:
Fort Drum Behavioral Health: (315) 772-2778
Jefferson County Crisis Response: (315) 782-2327
Jefferson County Mobile Crisis Services: (315) 788-0970
Additional resources:
U.S. Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), or visit:
Military/Veteran Crisis Lines: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), or 1-800-342-9647, or chat online at:; Text: 838255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4889. This hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service. Or visit:
Psychological Health Center of Excellence: Chat with the Real Warriors Live Chat from a trained health resource consultant is ready to assist:
War Veterans Call Center: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) for Combat Veterans and their families
Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-Women (1-855-829-6636);