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VA Study on TBI and Dementia

VA Study on TBI and Dementia

VA and the Kristine Yaffe Lab at UCSF have taken a new approach to understanding the association of mild TBI with dementia among Veterans.

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Handling Summer’s Challenges

Handling Summer’s Challenges

For some Veterans, fun summer activities may also bring on stress or discomfort. Here are a few situations to be mindful of over the next few months.

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Coaching Into Care

Coaching Into Care

This free, confidential service helps friends and family members encourage a Veteran in their life to seek care for mental health challenges.

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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.

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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.

VA, DoD announce 2019 Suicide Prevention Conference »

This August 26–29, nearly 2,000 VA and DoD care teams, leaders, allies and subject matter experts from across the country will convene at the 2019 VA/DoD Suicide Prevention Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

EMDR, VA PTSD treatment helps Veteran after 10th  deployment »

Hear about why Roger Rodriguez chose EMDR, what it was like, and how it changed his life.

VA and White House launch Veteran suicide prevention task force »

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and White House initiative to curb Veteran suicide, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan will launch a cabinet-level task force June 17 to develop a national roadmap.

VA mental health therapy in your living room »

Veterans receiving care at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston can now connect to mental health services remotely using a computer, smartphone or tablet. The system, called telemental health, has helped nearly a thousand Houston area Veterans get the care they need.

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