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Moving Forward: This free, life coaching app is a convenient, stress management and problem solving tool for Veterans to use on-the-go.

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Coronavirus Update

Taking care of your well-being, including your mental health, is essential during this time.

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Mental Health Appointments

Keep your current mental health appointments. VA offers video and phone telemental health options—learn more here.

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If you are a Veteran having thoughts of suicide—or you’re concerned about one—free, confidential support is available 24/7. 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.

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It may be more important than ever to find ways to connect emotionally with others, which is an essential part of self-care.

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You are not alone in your path to wellness and recovery.

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VA is dedicated to providing care for LGBT Veterans. This June and throughout the year, we provide mental health support for all who have served.

PTSD Awareness Month »

June is PTSD Awareness Month. Help us spread the word that effective PTSD treatments are available.

Mental Health and Rural Veterans »

As the lead advocate for rural Veterans, VA’s Office of Rural Health implements multiple support programs to help improve the health and well-being of rural Veterans.

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