2017 Veteran Suicide Data
The 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report is now available.
Be There for Veterans
September is Suicide Prevention Month. During #SPM19, we are raising awareness about how we can all #BeThere to help prevent Veteran suicide.
“A series of chaotic mistakes that somehow went right.” That’s how Rick, a U.S. Navy Veteran, describes his life until just a few years ago.
If you are in immediate crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.
Find Mental Health Support
Your mental health is a critical component to your overall wellness. If you are experiencing mental health challenges, or suspect a family member would benefit from talking to a mental health provider, VA offers ways to help. Veterans and their family members can connect with support through in-person appointments at local VA facilities, telehealth sessions, and online resources. Learn more about how you or someone you care about can find help, either in your local community or online.
Mental Health Topics
From anxiety, to depression, to posttraumatic stress, there is a wide range of conditions that can affect your mental health. These pages will walk you through mental health conditions and other mental health topics, and outline programs and services that are in place to help. Explore self-help tools, or download a screening checklist to see if common symptoms apply to you or a loved one.
Unsure Where to Begin?
Are you a Veteran looking for mental health support? Or a family member who wants to know more about the common signs of posttraumatic stress? Or a community provider currently treating a Veteran? Find the group you most identify with, then proceed to support and resources that are tailored for you.
Mental Health Updates
Explore the latest mental health news, resources, and real-life stories of mental health recovery.
VA and IBM unveiled a new mobile application — called “Get Results in Transition” — specifically designed to help Veterans, reservists, and other service members better understand and boost their mental fitness and overall well-being
VA has developed an online training course called “Path to Better Sleep” to bring effective, innovative treatment to the up to 50% of Veterans entering VA health care who have Insomnia Disorder.
In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, VA encourages Veterans, community leaders, co-workers, families and friends to #BeThere — to help prevent suicide — by being present, supportive, and strong for those who may be going through a difficult time.
VA’s Ending Self Stigma program helps people with mental health conditions mitigate the effects of both societal stigma and self-stigma through personalized strategies.