Mental Health Resources for Veterans
As events continue to unfold in Afghanistan, all kinds of reactions are normal. Stay connected with to the people you love and see below for mental health resources available to veterans and their loved ones.
Veterans Crisis Line
If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/. For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
Discuss how you feel with other veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find one near you.
This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
Information, resources, and veteran to veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.
Talk to other veterans online.
Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
VA Women Veterans Call Center
Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 6:30PM ET)
VA Caregiver Support Line
Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 5PM ET)
Together We Served
Find your battle buddies through unit pages
George W. Bush Institute
Need help or want to talk? Check In or call:1-630-522-4904
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes
American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network
Team Red, White & Blue
Hundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.
Student Veterans of America
Find a campus chapter to connect with.