Along your path toward a healthier life, learn how Veterans like you have overcome their mental health challenges.Listen to Veterans like you
Countless Veterans who served in all branches of the military have been where you are and even felt what you’re feeling.
For boosting mental health, the act of creating is more important than the quality of the creation.
Whether you use words, create art, or pick up an instrument, creative expression can improve your well-being.Express yourself
Sticking with treatment isn’t always easy, but it’s the best path toward feeling better.Be persistent
Staying in touch with family members and friends can improve your mood and overall health.Invest in relationships
Even if it’s the last thing you feel like doing, reach out to a family member, a friend, a Veteran, or anyone you trust, because a healthy social foundation can help keep you balanced.
Exploring your interests can help reignite a sense of purpose.Rediscover joy
The more you talk about your experiences, the easier it becomes to process them.
Whether you talk to a friend or a therapist, it can help to tell someone what you’re feeling.Start the conversation
You deserve to feel better, and VA can help. So why put it off?It's time
Every day, we hear from Veterans who spent years trying to survive instead of thrive, because they weren’t sure how to get the support they needed. Mental health experts at VA can help you overcome whatever you’re going through.
VA offers a variety of treatment types and resources that can help support your recovery and well-being.
VA has resources that can help you from the comfort of home.Tap into VA
Whether you’re walking to the mailbox or training for a marathon, improving your physical health can help improve your mental health.Stay motivated
You don’t have to hold onto bad feelings forever.Let it go
Learning to forgive yourself and others can help you move past lingering unpleasant feelings and bring you to a healthier mindset.