Veterans are at increased risk of suicide and help is here – StarkMHAR funds a 24/7 Mobile Response Team (call 330-452-6000) that will come to you in a time of crisis. StarkMHAR also ensures residential treatment beds are available for veterans when they need them, and answered nearly 150 calls from homeless veterans seeking help in 2018.

Did you know? Reducing access to lethal means reduces suicide attempts. Gun locks are every gun owner’s responsibility, and many times local police departments have free gun locks for gun owners. If you own a gun and need a lock, contact your local police department today.

Veterans Crisis Numbers

  • Military & Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, press 1 anytime
  • Military & Veterans Crisis Text Line 838255 to get help now

If you or someone in your life is struggling with PTSD, depression or any mental health issue, please visit

local crisis numbers

  • Call 330-452-6000, the Stark County Crisis Hotline anytime
  • Text 4hope to 741 741, the Crisis Text Line anytime
  • Call the Domestic Violence Help Line anytime at 330-453-SAFE (7233)
  • Call 9-1-1 if emergency services are needed. If requesting law enforcement, you can ask for a CIT-trained officer »
  • CommQuest Detox at Aultman Hospital: 330-830-3393; learn more here

Stark County Veterans’ Service Commission 2955 Wise Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708, 330-451-7457

Stark County Vet Center 601 Cleveland Ave N, Canton, OH 44702, 330-454-3120

videos & online VETERAN resources

Veterans Crisis Line Shareable Materials features many resources and messages to spread the word about suicide prevention and recovery. View and download shareable materials »

Vets Prevail is an online application that eases the transition back into civilian life and helps individuals find resources to meet their needs. View Vets Prevail »

Military OneSource has resources and links for active duty individuals. View Military OneSource »

Make the Connection features a website filter to discover veteran recovery stories tailored to you. View videos » and download shareable materials »

Veterans Crisis Line PSA spotlights gun safety and securing firearms during distressing times. View the PSA »

Additional Resources

The Stark County Homeless Hotline (330-452-4363) operates 24 hours per day, referring callers to appropriate shelters and other programs for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness after conducting an initial assessment interview. (Intake 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Trevor Helpline The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ youth 1-866-488-7386.

Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 is available 18 hours a day. Learn more about times »

Do you need an opiate/heroin overdose prevention kit containing Naloxone? Learn more about Project Dawn »

Suicide Prevention Learn more about Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs »

Stark County Child Protective Services serves children suspected of abuse and neglect, 330-455-KIDS (5437). Learn more about Child Protective Services »

Mental Health Help Resources for mental health help »

Addiction Recovery Help Resources for addiction recovery help »

FIRST Stark County Innovative research and treatment for persons experiencing a psychotic illness »

How are you feeling today? Take a mental health screening »

Stark County’s Heroin Epidemic Learn how our county is fighting the current heroin epidemic »

Help for Children & Youth Life brings with it a variety of stresses and challenges for children and youth »

StarkMHAR Care Network Explore local providers in the StarkMHAR Care Network »

Family Advocacy Education resources are available for family advocacy »

Support Groups Learn more about support groups »