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Support After Service

Veterans could experience unexpected challenges when they’re transitioning back into civilian life. Learn how VA can help.

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VA Care for LGBTQ+ Veterans

VA is dedicated to being a leader in providing high-quality health care for LGBTQ+ Veterans in a sensitive, respectful environment.

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Mental Health Appointments

Keep your current mental health appointments. VA offers video and phone telemental health options.

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Learn About Resources and Support

VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options and more — all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters and the general public. Explore the pages below to learn more about a specific mental health topic or to find information specifically tailored to your needs. You can also visit the Get Help page to explore VA resources that address the unique stressors and experiences that Veterans may face.

Explore by Topic

VA provides support for a variety of mental health conditions and other challenges. Each of these pages includes resources, information on treatment options, and more.

Find the Support You Need

Browse our catalog of resources for specific types of Veterans and civilians.

Treatment

VA is here to provide and connect you with clinical resources and peer support so you can confront and manage any mental health challenge. We offer more treatment options and more ways to access treatment than ever before.

To get more information on treatment at VA, visit our Learn About Treatment page.

Veterans Share Stories of Support

Telehealth Therapy

For Daniel, Don and Jennifer, convenient video counseling made it easier to put their health first. Learn how VA telehealth services helped these Veterans connect with their treatment providers. View More Stories On Make the Connection

Firearm Safety

VA encourages Veterans, Service members and their families to make sure guns are safely secured, especially in times of crisis. Read more about Lethal Means

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Mental Health Updates

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

VA announces $10M in new funding opportunities for state, territory, and Tribal governments to help understand and prevent Veteran suicide

These cooperative agreements will provide funding and technical assistance intended to establish, coordinate, and manage suicide mortality review committees, which identify and characterize suicide deaths.

Through 2027, Veterans no longer need to pay copays for their first three outpatient mental health care visits of each year

Veterans no longer need to pay copays for their first three outpatient mental health care and substance use disorder visits of each calendar year through 2027.

VA provides free emergency suicide prevention care to nearly 50,000 Veterans and former service members in first year of new policy

This policy has helped prevent Veteran suicide by guaranteeing no cost, world-class care to eligible individuals in times of crisis.

VA to fund studies on new therapies for treating mental health conditions

New research would determine the benefit of psychedelics for treating PTSD and depression in Veterans.

New Orleans VA using VR to treat PTSD, other mental and physical conditions.

New Orleans VA using VR to treat PTSD, other mental and physical conditions.