Current analysis indicates that an average of 20 veterans die from suicide per day. The 3 most common mental health concerns for vets are PTSD, depression and TBI.
Both active duty service members and veterans face barriers to treatment for mental health issues including:
Personal embarrassment/shame about service-related mental disabilities
Long wait times or travel distances
Fear of being seen as weak
The resources below are intended to help you explore options for assistance.
Immediately below are videos. If you scroll down further, there is a list of resources provided for you to explore. Inclusion of any video or resource does not mean endorsement by Friends' Health Connection. Each resource should be vetted properly to make sure it's a fit for you.
Veterans - Emotional Health
Women in the Military - Dr. Kate at the War College on C-SPAN
Female military veterans speak about mental health Dr. Kate Hendricks, Kelly Kennedy, Kate Germano
A Conversation between Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter & Sergeant Beau Wise, with Tom Sileo
If you're a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified Veterans Crisis Line responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This service is private, free, and available 24/7.
VA Mental Health Services
Make the Connection
Find stories of veterans who you can relate to...
A program of the PTSD Foundation of America, the intensive residential program at Camp Hope aims to provide a more comprehensive peer support and mentoring based healing for those who need more than the organization's Warrior Groups can provide. To date over 1,348 Veterans have graduated from the Camp Hope program.
Total Resilience for Veterans
Total Resilience for Veterans is here to provide resilience support to Veterans and their families with individual, tailored apps for every member of the family and a peer-to-peer support network.