Mental Health for Veterans

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 12 2017 Sep 12, 2017 September 12, 2017 12:57 PM September 12, 2017 in Health

There are at least 20 veteran suicides every day
(Source: National Veterans Foundation)

Over the course of a year, more than 7,000 veterans lose their lives. Veterans coming home from war or on the battlefield face many dilemmas and are in need of help. Organizations, such as the National Veterans Foundation, offer tools and resources for veterans in need of help.

Hotlines to Prevent Veteran Suicide

Lifeline for Vets - 888-777-4443 

National Suicide Hotline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Hotline - 1-800-273-8255 #1

Stop Soldier Suicide - 844-889-5610

VA Suicide Hotline - 1-800-273-8255

Substance Abuse Hotline - 844-229-2468

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health First Aid

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Council for Behavioral Health

VA Texas Coastal Bend Health Care System

2601 Veterans Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550
956-291-9000 | 855-864-0516

About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a given year

(Source: National Center for PTSD)

A percentage of veterans are being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and sometimes family members don't know who to seek help from. There are organizations and resources accessible to military families to get the help their loved one needs. 

Understanding PTSD

What is PTSD?

Symptoms of PTSD 

Ways to Help

About Face

Learn About PTSD Treatments

PTSD Coach Online

The Recovery Village: Substance Abuse Resources for Veterans

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