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Resources for Family and Friends

Support is available everyday to Veterans, Service members, and their families and friends to help them connect with resources for managing life's challenges and finding solutions. 

Life Events and Experiences

Hear Veterans explain their experiences with major life events and learn what helped them cope.

Families & Relationships

“As a spouse or a loved one of a soldier, it takes a lot of backbone yourself. I mess up all the time.”

Transitioning From Service

"My therapist at the VA medical center was focused on giving me the tools to work to make sure I didn't get overwhelmed by all that stress again."

Symptoms and Conditions

Learning about mental health symptoms and conditions can lay a good foundation for recovery. Explore to learn more and hear what Veterans say helped. 

Alcohol or Drug Misuse

"At that point, that was the last straw... And then Kacie saying, "No more. If anything like this ever happens again, I'm out."


"I was raging. I was very, very angry. There were fights - just a lot of negative experiences. And I had no idea where it was all coming from."

Additional Resources

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VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more — all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters, and the general public. You can find more information on additional programs and campaigns from the office online.

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Veterans Crisis Line

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Free support is confidential and available 24/7. Dial 988 then Press 1, chat here or text 838255. If you have hearing loss, call TTY: Dial 711 then dial 988.

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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. 

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Self-Help Tools

Veterans can access online courses that provide instruction and training in problem-solving, parenting, anger management, sleeping better, managing stress and more.

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