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Military Sexual Trauma

Military Sexual Trauma

MST can be a very difficult life experience, but recovery is possible. VA has a range of services to meet Veterans where they are in their recovery.

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“I Did It. You Can Too.”

"I Did It. You Can Do It Too."

La Wanda, a U.S. Navy Veteran, opens up about her journey through substance misuse and addiction to help other Veterans.

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Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

If you are a Veteran in crisis — or you’re concerned about one — free, confidential support is available 24/7.

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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.

Women Veterans confront intimate partner violence »

VA Boston psychologist studies connection between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury.

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.

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