For over a decade, millions of men and women have served to support our country's military operation. Long deployments and multiple tours are stressful events that can be difficult on individuals and families. Behavioral health topics of particular interest are identified here, and include clinically appropriate tools, guides and resources.
The Behavioral Health Support You Need
You will find information and tools to recognize signs of stress, depression, PTSD, substance use disorders and more. If you need to learn about symptoms you may be experiencing, or support a loved one coping with a diagnosis, you'll find several tools here to support your search for information.
Crisis Phone Support
In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency care facility. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
VA Encourages Veterans and Families to Start Talking About Mental Health
Learn from other Veterans’ personal experiences with mental health treatment and recovery. VA’s “The Moment When” campaign encourages Veterans and their families to visit www.MaketheConnection.net to explore stories of recovery, find local resources and start a mental health conversation now.