Health and Wellness

MyHealtheVet >

  

My HealtheVet is VA's one-stop center for veterans, active duty servicemembers, their dependents, and caregivers by centralizing any military related documents on one website.

VA Mental Health Services >

  

Contains mental health and resources for veterans and their families. 

If you're struggling, there is help!

Although U.S. military personnel receive extensive pre-combat training, the experiences they face will have life-changing impacts. Unfortunately not all of these changes are positive and each service-member AND family member will be affected differently.

  • One in 10 veterans is disabled, oftentimes by injuries sustained in combat.
  • The number of disabled veterans is increasing; more than 20,000 veterans were wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • About 70% of homeless veterans suffer from substance abuse problems.
  • 45% of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • 19% of Iraq veterans report a mental health problem, and more than 11% of Afghanistan veterans.
  • The incidence of PTSD and suicide rates among veterans is climbing.
  • 62% of homeless veterans smoke or had smoked within the past year of a recent survey, compared with 21% of the general U.S. population.

Additional Resources

Give An Hour >

  

Veterans--and their families--may need help dealing with the effects of wartime service. Give An Hour can help heal and offer a variety of mental health services confidentially.

WarWithin >

  

The CSSP Primary Health Care and Behavioral Health Provider Directory is a network of primary and behavioral health care providers.

The Pathway Home >

  

The Pathway Program is a Residential Recovery program specifically created for, and dedicated to serve, our Nation's "New Warriors"—those of any age who have served our Nation's Global War on Terror.

The Brainline >

  

BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI.

Troops First Foundation >

  

Feherty's Troops First Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to provide meaningful assistance to our service members who have suffered devastating injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Higher Ground >

  

Higher Ground Sun Valley (HG), enhances the quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities.

All Treatment >

  

All Treatment is a substance abuse resource for education about drug and alcohol addiction and a comprehensive directory for obtaining treatment at a facility in your region.

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