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Division of Behavioral Health Services

Mental Health Resources for Military Families

War changes people. How could it not?

Family of Heroes
Take the online training
for military families with returning veterans.

Returning home doesn't always mean returning to a normal life for military service members who have spent months - or longer - under the stress of living and working in a combat zone.

Knowing what to expect and what to look for can help family members ease the transition back to life at home for veterans - and themselves.

Prevention and early intervention are keys to achieving and maintaining good mental health.

You are not alone! There is help available:

Many people, including other veterans, are going through similar challenges as you are:

Traumatic Brian Injury (TBI) | Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) | Chronic Pain | Substance Abuse | Suicide

Suicide

Depression, increasing alcohol or drug use, dramatic mood changes and talk of death can be warning signs of a suicide attempt. It is important family members trust their instincts regarding a veteran in trouble.

Ask direct questions such as "Are you thinking about hurting yourself?" and determine if the person as a specific plan to carry out the suicide. Don't be judgmental. Don't swear to secrecy. Do not leave the person alone while you seek professional help.

Learn more about Suicide: