Help For Veterans

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.

If you are a Veteran who wants to share your knowledge and experience with other Veterans dealing with mental health conditions, learn about VA’s Peer Specialist and Peer Support Apprentice positions.

Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) Outreach Center provides 24/7 information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury. Consultants can help you locate community resources by phone (1-866-966-1020) or email.

For children with parents who have deployed, the Department of Defense created MilitaryKidsConnect (MKC) an online resource for kids to find information and support.

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