Veterans, especially those who deployed overseas, face elevated risks of mental health conditions. Roughly one in five veterans experiences mental health problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, and anxiety. Deployment can also increase the risk of unhealthy alcohol and drug use, substance use disorders, and suicidal behavior. If left untreated, these conditions can have long-lasting and damaging consequences, impairing relationships, work productivity, quality of life, and overall well-being for veterans and their families.
It is important that veterans who experience mental health conditions and substance use problems receive treatment and get the best quality care available. Check out the resources below and watch the provided videos to learn more about Veterans' mental health and available resources.
For Veterans: Veteran Crisis Line
Online chat on http://veteranscrisisline.net
1-800-273-TALK (press 1)
For assistance via text message text to 838255
Alcohol Abuse Among Veterans
Free Virtual Support and Online Addiction Meetings
Specialized Recovery Programs for Veterans
Adjusting from Military to Civilian Life