Loss of Interest

Finding Hope Again

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 they discovered ways to enjoy life again.

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Check the MTC page for VA help with questions like:

“What is loss of interest or pleasure?” and
“If I’m experiencing loss of interest or pleasure, what can I do about it right away?”

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!

  • Search for “Mental Health” on FindHelp.org.
  • For a comprehensive discussion on the causes and treatments of anhedonia, visit HealthLine.
  • Very Well Mind offers suggestions and discussions on regaining motivation for activities you once enjoyed.
  • Find a therapist near you with HelpPro’s therapist locator.
  • Browse a list of therapists across the country on Psychology Today.

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, During and After the Medical Appointment and Choosing a Medical Service Provider to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.

In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs.

VA, Government, and Organization 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.

Clicking here will bring you to a database of other VA services you can locate by zip code.

Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own.  If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial.

The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office  (names vary by county), VSO counselor, VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.

Learn More – Get More

Learn more about what it feels like to live your best life. Go to our Self Help page to explore other issues that can bring you “All The Way Home.”

Also, check out the Claims and Appeals topic to maximize 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!