Many of us who have served in the military were conditioned to be strong, to not be afraid, to suck it up and soldier on. Make no mistake, there are good things about being conditioned that way. Some of it helps us through good times and bad. However, there is no shame in getting help. There are people that love you and want to help you. We are here for you any time any place. To learn more about PTSD click here.
If you are a Veteran, or are a caregiver or family member of a Veteran, there are resources to help you deal with specific concerns:
If you feel that you or your Veteran is in crisis, contact the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and press “1.” You can also use the online chat, email, or texting service of the Veterans Crisis Line for immediate needs.
Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran, or visit the Vet Center homepage to ask about local support groups.
The VA Caregiver Support Line provides services and support to family members who are taking care of a Veteran. Call 1-855-260-3274 or visit VA Caregiver Support.
***Free giveaway! 100% New Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker!! Rules: Like, comment on original post, and share this post (MUST DO ALL 3). Tag a friend if you like. Comment with a number between 1 and 10,000. Winner will be picked Sunday night at 530pm Pacific 830pm EST live. You will have 24 hours to reply with your address or a different winner will be chosen! Good luck!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling really depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will TEXT with you? Many people do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It's a free service run by The Crisis Text Hotline! (Snopes checked) Please consider sharing this because you never know who needs to see this. 🖤 ... See MoreSee Less