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As a family member, friend or significant other, YOU too may be suffering from your own issues. THERE IS HELP FOR YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR VETERAN.
There are lots of people just like you, going through these difficult times of life. Getting together with a counselor and/or a group of other vet care givers, is both comforting and really helpful. The advice of what has worked for others and what has had unintended consequences can be invaluable.
Resources for Family and Friends
Coaching Into Care – This VA program provides guidance for helping family members encourage their Veterans to get on a better track. Free, confidential assistance is available by calling 1-888-823-7458 or emailing CoachingIntoCare@va.gov. http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/
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/
National Center for PTSD: Help for Family and Friends – The National Center for PTSD provides information about the effects of Veterans’ trauma on their families, children, relationships, and communities, as well as resources and support to help Veterans and their family members and friends to respond and cope with those effects. https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/family/resources_family_friends.asp