LGBTQ+ Veterans: Take the Next Step - Mental Health
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LGBTQ+ Veterans: Take the Next Step

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LGBTQ+ Veterans

Take the Next Step

Now that you’ve learned about the mental health challenges that LGBTQ+ Veterans face and explored Veteran resources, take the next step. Explore the following programs and other resources to get started on your path to recovery.

LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator

Each VA health care facility has an LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator who can help you find a culturally competent provider. Search state-by-state to find an LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator at a facility near you.

Vet Centers

Vet Centers are located in your community and stand ready to help you and your family with readjustment counseling and outreach services. Services include individual and group counseling, marital and family counseling, medical and benefits referrals, and employment counseling.

Vet Center Call Center

The Vet Center Call Center is a round-the-clock confidential call center for combat Veterans and their families to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life.

Call 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) 24/7.

Coaching Into Care

This VA program provides guidance to Veterans’ family members and friends for encouraging a Veteran they care about to get into treatment.

Free, confidential assistance is available by calling 1-888-823-7458 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, or emailing

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans and Service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Help for Homeless Veterans: 877-4AID-VET
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Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274
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Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN