Military personnel are known for their resilience, but after active duty, they may experience an inside battle of substance use, suicidal behavior or other mental health concerns. Veterans’ mental health statistics are startling.
According to VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, more than 1.7 million Veterans received treatment in a VA mental health specialty program in FY 2017.
The Institute of Medicine and the Journal of Traumatic Stress reported that Veterans who screened positive for PTSD were four times more likely to report suicidal ideation, and the likelihood of suicidal ideation was 5.7x greater in Veterans who screened positive for PTSD and two or more comorbid disorders.
In addition, the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention reported that an average of 16.8 Veterans die by suicide per day. That’s more than 6,100 Veterans annually.
And the issue doesn’t just impact Veterans; in turn, military children and spouses reported emotional difficulties due to long lengths of deployment and mental health concerns.
Psych Hub plays an active role in providing education for those that may be reluctant to seek help after war’s invisible wounds.
Who Should Use These Mental Health Resources
- Loved Ones & Support Systems
- Military Organizations & Nonprofits
How to Access Mental Health Education
Psych Hub has eLearning options for every audience. Our content is backed and inspired by top researchers at universities such as Columbia, UPenn and UCLA.
Free COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub
Psych Hub is proud to be associated with 26 of the nation’s most credible mental health organizations, including VA, which work to support America’s Veterans and their loved ones. It is a one-stop-shop for individuals looking to address emotional outcomes as part of the pandemic response.
There is a designated section of the resource hub for Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors, compiled with complimentary resources to address mental health needs.
The multimedia library includes short videos, downloadable PDFs, news articles and content specific to Veterans on PTSD, trauma, managing stress, self-care tools and more.
Free Short-Video Library
Psych Hub has more than 180 short YouTube videos that are free to everyone. Each video is trauma-informed, evidence-based and cover signs, symptoms and treatment options to help equip Veterans and their loved ones to find ways to get help.
Learning about mental health is the most important step in your journey. Psych Hub has playlists covering numerous education topics, ranging from sleep to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), PTSD, substance use, suicide prevention and more.
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Psych Hub research begins by cultivating partnerships with subject matter experts in academia. All of its content originates from the best research institutions in the world.
Evidenced-based Mental Health Literacy
All of our eLearning content undergoes a rigorous development process ensuring everything is evidence-based, trauma informed and culturally diverse, including race, color, size, clothing, gender and accents.
From Knowledge Learned to Behavior Change
Not only are Psych Hub’s eLearning videos and trainings informative, they are designed to take the learner to the next level, from knowledge learned to long-lasting behavior change.
Psych Hub provides subtitles/closed captioning in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.
Marjorie Morrison is the co-founder & chief executive officer of Psych Hub, former founder & CEO at PsychArmor, and author of The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis.