While serving in the U.S. Navy, Dan faced discrimination due to not only his race but also his sexuality. After his service, he tried to dull his negative feelings by drinking alcohol until he visited VA and found healthy ways to cope. Dan now uses painting and music to express himself and keep himself in a happier place.
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