Under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, Ryan wasn’t able to be fully himself. This led to depression, stress, and substance use. Once Ryan left the Army, he opened up to his friends and VA providers, who gave him the tools to manage depression and anxiety. With support from his family members and friends, Ryan now enjoys life after the military.
No matter what you may be experiencing, there is support for getting your life on a better track. Many, many Veterans have found the strength to reach out and make the connection.Locate VA Resources
An online source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.Locate SAMHSA Resources
The NRD links to services and resources that support Service members, Veterans, families and caregivers.Locate NRD Resources