Call the Veterans Crisis Line at (800) 273-8255 and Press 1.
Or Send A Text Message To The Veterans Crisis Line At 838255.
They offer free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
NEED HELP – BUT NOT A VET?
or text HOME to 741741 for whatever support you need. 24/7/365
KAV on Family and Friends
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:
Also, go to the Self-Help page, 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.
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.
VA Caregiver Support – The VA Caregiver Support Program offers training, educational resources, and a variety of tools to help you succeed. Call the Caregiver Support Line at 855–260–3274 for advice on being a caregiver. https://www.caregiver.va.gov/
Our SELF-HELP page has
80+ vital services for you.
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the help they can get at www.KnowAVet.org
In addition to the above, there may be additional Federal, State and Local Government resources for you. Your counselor, especially if s/he is a VSO counselor should be able to able to help you find them.
Learn more about what it feels like to live a better life. Go to our "Self-Help page" to begin to explore other issues that can bring you All The Way Home.
Be sure to check out the "Claims and Appeals" topic to maximize your compensation and benefits for yourself and your loved ones.
It's your turn to get your best life back! You EARNED it with your service!