FAMILY AND FRIENDS 2

Family members and friends play a critical role in a Veteran’s life, especially during difficult times. Whatever issues you and your loved one may be dealing with, and however long they’ve been going on, you are not alone. Support is available every day to Veterans, Service members, and their families and friends to help them connect with resources for managing life’s challenges and finding solutions that improve their lives.

Reintegration into civilian life is hard.  Going from a structured, supportive environment where everything is provided, and you know exactly what to do and what the rules are, to an non-supportive, competitive environment where there is little structure and lots of options, can be overwhelming. 

How well and how fast a veteran recovers from seen and unseen wounds, depends greatly on whether s/he gets support from family, friends and professionals.  Alternately, that support should not come at the expense of that family or friend’s own health and welfare.

Aside from this page, you might want to check out the following additional information: Child Care; Family and Relationships; Helping A Vet; Helping You, and; Understanding Your Vet.

Also, go to the Self-Help page, under the “Welcome” tab and check off the unresolved issues in your lives.  The printout you get will tell you exactly where to get help, whether from the VA, other Federal, State or local government agencies OR from non-governmental, community resources.

 

 

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Relationships have a major impact on life. If you are dealing with family and relationship challenges, there are services and resources for You and your Veteran that can help. It can get better.

Unsure How To Connect Your Veteran With Support?

Coaching into Care Provides a free telephone coaching service for family members and friends who want to help a Veteran seek care and don’t know where to start.  The program’s licensed clinical social workers and psychologists help callers figure out how to help Motivate the Veteran to get support.

Then TAKE ACTION!  Make a Confidential CALL to 1-888-823-7458today.   Or call your local Vet Center to make an appointment or just have an anonymous conversation with professional counselors, most of whom are also combat vets.

You don’t have to wait to get help!

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