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 Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by the concussive force of an explosion, or a blow to the head. It can cause memory loss, depression and other changes in cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning. Family members caring for victims of TBI may themselves experience anxiety, anger and depression.

Family members can aid rehabilitation by providing structure and developing ways to cope with changes. For example, creating lists or system of Post-it Notes to serve as reminders or cues can be helpful.

Learn more about TBI: