Self Help

LGBTQ+ Community

Support for LGBTQ+ Veterans: Honoring Their Journey LGBTQ+ veterans have unique challenges and experiences that can affect their mental health and overall well-being. Understanding and addressing these issues is essential for ensuring that every veteran, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, receives the support and care they deserve. Related Videos 5 Videos LGBTQ+ … Read more

Toxic Exposures

Guide to Toxic Exposure for Veterans This guide provides information and resources for veterans who may have been exposed to toxic substances during their military service. Table of Contents Toxic Exposure Checklist The PACT Act Determining Exposure Important Deadlines for PACT Act Benefits Agent Orange: A Toxic Legacy Burn Pits: The New Agent Orange? Resources … Read more

Agent Orange: A Toxic Legacy

The Endless War with Agent Orange Agent Orange is a term that is used to describe a series of odorless herbicides that were used by the U.S. military to destroy cover and food supply used by the Viet Cong for survival. Almost 20 million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed in Vietnam, according to the … Read more

Getting to the Doctor

Overcoming Transportation Barriers I hang up the phone, unable to think of anyone else to call. Each person I had talked with said they were busy. Don’t they realize I can’t just hop on a bus or drive myself? Don t my friends care? I groan in frustration. My next treatment appointment is tomorrow, and … Read more

Veterans Service Offices

Filing VA Claims Can Feel Overwhelming YES! You can go online to the VA website and watch the videos, read the tutorials, and file a claim on your own. The good news is, you don’t have to! But, you first should ask yourself, “What am I going to file a claim for?”  If you take a … Read more

Claims and Appeals

Filing and Appealing VA Claims Can Feel Overwhelming The good news is, you don’t have to! You can go online to VA’s Index and watch the videos and read the tutorials and file a claim on your own. But, you first should ask yourself, “What am I going to file a claim for?” If you … Read more

Withdrawal

Finding the Courage to Reach Out for Support Difficult experiences can be harder to cope with when it feels like no one, not even family or friends, understands what you went through. Connecting with other Veterans and reaching out for support can help to overcome isolation and increase enjoyment of life. Related Videos 5 Videos … Read more

Numbness

Treating Numbness and Loss of Interest Some Veterans find that they feel numb and lose interest in things they used to enjoy. Others start to feel hopeless, which may lead to thoughts of suicide. By reaching out for support, these Veterans connected to resources for recovery, including counseling or the Veterans Crisis Line. Learn how … Read more

Loss of Pleasure

Overcoming Loss of Interest and Pleasure Some Veterans find that they feel numb and lose interest in things they used to enjoy. Others start to feel hopeless, which may lead to thoughts of suicide. By reaching out for support, these Veterans connected to resources for recovery, including counseling or the Veterans Crisis Line. Learn how … Read more

LGBTQ & Gender Identity

This page is under construction Type “Gay” in the search box at FindHelp.org Non-VA Local Help Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research. Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, … Read more