Coaching into Care
Coaching Into Care offers free coaching to help you help your Veteran. Give us a call: 888-823-7458. Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST
2016 Suicide Data Report
The Office of Suicide Prevention has released its 2016 National and State Suicide Data Reports, sharing new information about Veteran suicide.
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No matter what you may be experiencing, there is support for getting your life on a better track.
Coaching Into Care helps Veterans having difficulty transitioning from combat to home life
Returning home can be a tough adjustment, and loved ones can help. Coaching Into Care offers free coaching to help you help your Veteran. Give us a call: 888-823-7458. Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST
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Coaching Into Care is a national telephone service of the VA which aims to educate, support, and empower family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran. Our goal is to help Veterans, their family members, and other loved ones find the appropriate services at their local VA facilities and/or in their community. The service also provides coaching to family and friends of Veterans who see that a Veteran in their life may be having difficulty adjusting to civilian life. Coaching is provided by licensed psychologists or social workers, free-of-charge. Calls are confidential.
Leaving military life is often a process that requires the support of friends, family, and often, mental health professionals. The information below can help you determine if professional help might be useful for adjustment and recovery.
Signs & Symptoms of Problems That Treatment Can Help Address:
- Changes in attitudes and behavior that are not in keeping with the person’s values, morals, or usual character.
- Uncharacteristic, anger, anxiety, agitation and moodiness that seems difficult to understand.
- Withdrawing or isolating from family, friends, social gatherings and activities that they previously enjoyed.
- Difficulty in taking care of self or other responsibilities: this may include struggling to maintain hygiene, finances or work responsibilities.
- Engaging in self-destructive behaviors, including extensive alcohol or illegal drug use.
- Expressing feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or suicidal thoughts such as “the world would be better off without me.” For crises, contact the Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255, press 1.