Make Your Mental Health a Priority: VA Resources for Veterans

Make Your Mental Health a Priority: VA Resources for Veterans


Recognizing World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. USBA reminds military Veterans they are not alone if they suffer from PTSD, depression, grief or anxiety. Over 1.7 million military Veterans received mental health services at the VA last year. Services range from peer support to counseling, therapy, medication, or a combination of these. Find VA mental health services near you.

Over 1.7 million Veterans received mental health services at VA last year.It’s time to break down the stigma associated with mental health issues in the military. If you or a military Veteran you know is having trouble sleeping, controlling anger or readjusting to civilian life, take action.

24/7 help is available by calling the Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 and Press 1; Text 838255 or start a confidential chat. Call TTY if you have a hearing loss 800-799-4889. All calls and online chats are confidential. Get support anytime—day or night.

Call 800-342-9647 for confidential peer support from a fellow Veteran who’s been through what you or your loved one is experiencing. BeThere is a peer assistance program available in partnership with Military OneSource. It offers free support to service members and their families including National Guard and Reservists up to 365 days after separation or retirement. You don’t need to be enrolled in VA health care to access these VA mental health services.

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