Returning Veteran: VA Programs & Services - Mental Health
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Returning Veteran: VA Programs & Services

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VA Programs & Services

  • Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF): Provides information for our newest Veterans returning from the armed services. You can find information about the benefits the VA provides, eligibility, and family support services.  
  • 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.
  • National Center for PTSD - Veterans and their Families : This website contains in-depth information on PTSD and traumatic stress. You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions About PTSD; Fact Sheets on Common Reactions; information about the effects of trauma on Family and Friends; and much more.
  • My healtheVet - Separation from Active Duty Center: This center was developed to support Veterans from OEF/OIF by providing information and services to promote optimal health.
  • The War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC): The WRIISC, pronounced "risk," offers services to combat Veterans, families, and healthcare providers on deployment-related health concerns through clinical evaluation, research, education and risk communication.
  • Visit this site to view stories from Veterans of all service eras who have successfully dealt with transitioning from service and overcome mental health challenges. is a one-stop resource where Veterans and their families and friends can privately explore information on mental health issues, hear fellow Veterans and their families share their stories of resilience, and easily find and access the support and resources they need.
    • Watch video testimonials from Veterans who have found effective ways to deal with transitioning from service and other issues affecting their lives, and to learn more about treatment and recovery.

  • Moving Forward: Moving Forward is an educational and life coaching program that teaches Problem Solving skills to help you better handle life’s challenges. It is designed for Veterans, Service Members and their families.
  • Parenting For Service Members and Veterans: Parenting is a free online course designed to help Veterans and returning Service Members reconnect with their children/family after deployment and beyond.
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