Small steps can lead to big strides in your overall well-being.
Many people benefit from professional counseling, but there are also things you can do to help manage symptoms as you progress toward recovery.
When addressing a mental health challenge, you can take several practical steps to begin feeling better. There are many resources available to support you in your recovery, including a variety of brief self-assessments.
These self-care practices can improve both body and mind health. Try to work them into your daily routine:
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Many find these methods helpful:
Seeking information, advice, or options for tackling the challenges that affect your health, daily activities, or relationships can be a good first step. Consider connecting with:
There are many resources available to support you in your recovery, but many Veterans like to start by completing one of a variety of brief self-assessments.
Find out whether your feelings and behaviors are related to a treatable condition.
Veterans can access online courses that provide instruction and training in problem-solving, parenting, anger management, sleeping better, managing stress and more.
These apps equip you with tools and information to assist you in managing symptoms and stresses, learning to practice mindfulness and strengthening parenting skills.
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.