Division of Behavioral Health Services

Mental Health Resources for Service Members & Veterans

Not every wound leaves a scar.

The strain of separation, the stress of combat and the trauma of loss can have debilitating consequences for service members and military veterans - and their families - long after coming home. The symptoms of psychological health issues, just like physical ailments, vary, as do the options for treatment.

And, like any other injury or medical condition, mental health issues have no bearing on the strength or character of the person who experiences the symptoms.

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:

Suicide

Depression, heavy drinking, drug abuse and chronic pain increase the risk of suicide.

Signs someone may be considering suicide include outbursts of rage, withdrawing from friends and family, and talking or writing about death, dying or suicide. Signals specific to veterans include calling old military friends to say goodbye or cleaning a weapon they may have had as a souvenir.

Learn more about Suicide: