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  • Late Life Depression

    According to the VA's National Registry for Depression, 11% of Veterans aged 65 years and older have a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, a rate more than twice that found in the general population of adults aged 65 and older.
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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as "winter depression," is not pure seasonal depression, but seasonal worsening of pre-existing depression. It is defined as "recurring depression with seasonal onset and remission," mostly affecting people who already have depression.
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  • VA's "Wide Path" Out of Homelessness

    There are many roads to homelessness. But the path back is wide…with a lot of help along the way. Vic Modesto is a Veteran who has made that trip…the hard way. We’ll tell you his story.
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Mental Health Recovery



Returning Veterans


  • Helping Veterans Come Home: A Day at a Vet Center

    Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veteran’s war experience while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in their community. Join Alice Ford and the staff at the Alexandria Vet Center for a look at what happens everyday.
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  • A Day at a Vet Center: A Safe Place to Talk

    The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible Veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. Vet Centers also provide bereavement counseling to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings.
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  • A Day at a Vet Center: Counseling Vets and Families

    There are 232 community based Vet Centers located in all fifty states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. While the Vet Centers were originally set up to help returning Vietnam Veterans, they are now able to counsel all combat Veterans from all military conflicts.
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  • "I am here to help": A Story from a Peer Support Specialist

    As a Peer Support Specialist, Ms. Ashleigh Wall hopes to help other Veterans with PTSD and experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) to cope with their challenges and enhance their well-being.
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Substance Abuse


  • Alcohol Screening & Counseling

    Alcohol screening followed by brief alcohol counseling has been very effective in helping Veterans with existing and potential drinking problems and is a national prevention priority for the VA.
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  • The Drinker’s Check-Up

    Only you can decide what, if anything you'd like to change. If you decide you would like to make a change, VA stands ready to help.
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Women Veterans



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