June is PTSD Awareness Month
During PTSD Awareness Month, and throughout the entire year, help raise awareness about the many different PTSD treatment options.
Coming Out to Providers
Coming out to your health care provider is an important step in maintaining your health. The info you share with VA providers is confidential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mental Health Updates
Explore the latest mental health news, resources, and real-life stories of mental health recovery.
VA and the Kristine Yaffe Lab at the University of California, San Francisco, have taken a new approach to understanding the association of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) — with and without loss of consciousness (LOC) — with dementia among Veterans.
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.
A recent study with a small sample of Veterans trying to recover from mental health issues found that video games can help.
Guitars for Vets is a non-profit organization that provides ten individual guitar lessons to Veterans struggling with physical injuries or emotional distress. The program is a great way to get patients out of their rooms and interacting with others.