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“If It Wasn’t For My Wife, I Wouldn’t Be Here”

Accepting the Challenge

Cora challenged Jeff to seek treatment for his PTSD. Learn how EMDR therapy helped Jeff meet this challenge.

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Coaching Into Care

Coaching Into Care

This free, confidential service helps callers discover new ways to talk with the Veteran in their lives about their concerns and treatment options.

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Veteran Family Consultations

Veteran Family Consultations

Learn how VA’s personalized family consultations support Veterans and their loved ones.

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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

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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 program helps service members successfully transition to civilian life »

The ETS program helps service members with education, employment, housing, legal support and medical/mental health support. It works to overcome stigma and connects service members to VA and community resources.

VA study uncovers critical link between pain intensity and suicide attempts »

VA’s VISN 2 Center of Excellence (CoE) for Suicide Prevention studied the link between reported pain intensity and suicide attempts. The results may uncover how effective pain treatment can be a critical suicide prevention tactic.

“I Couldn’t Escape That Anymore” »

When a friend called Matt to say, “If you ever run into my family or anything, will you just tell ’em that I love ’em,’ Matt rushed over to help. Two things happened: He helped save a life, and he realized that maybe he needed help, too.

VA, IBM unveil AI-powered mental fitness app to help Veterans transition, find employment »

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

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