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Suicide Prevention Month

There are tools and resources that can give you and your fellow Veterans hope and support in times of crisis.

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Make Every Day Count

You may know that a sense of well-being can affect both physical and mental health. But do you know how Veterans can achieve it?

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Mental Health Appointments

Keep your current mental health appointments. VA offers video and phone telemental health options—learn more here.

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If you are a Veteran having thoughts of suicide—or you’re concerned about one—free, confidential support is available 24/7. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mental Health Updates

Explore the latest mental health news, resources, and real-life stories of mental health recovery.

Support After Loss »

Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) provides resources to assist survivors as they navigate their healing journey after loss.

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep »

Veterans’ sleep can be affected by traumatic experiences or a racing mind, but there are steps you can take to create a healthier sleep routine.

Substance Use Concerns »

Learn healthy ways to manage stress, reduce alcohol and drug cravings, and enhance your mental health.

Student Veterans »

The Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program offers a range of mental health and supportive services for student Veterans.

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