• March 8, 2017

    It is estimated that there are a little more than 500,000 former service members with OTH discharges who, under the proposal, would be able to seek treatment at a VA emergency department, Vet Center or contact the Veterans Crisis Line.

  • March 3, 2017

    Most people who work with Veterans have heard them talk about the importance of their attachment to their pets, and many of us have had Veterans identify their connection to their pet as their primary reason for living.

  • February 28, 2017

    Veterans today can receive many types of effective treatment to address this condition. Although the personal struggles are different, many addiction therapies have been found to help PTSD patients.

  • February 16, 2017

    Last fiscal year, VA provided mental health treatment to more than 1.6 million Veterans, resulting in over 21 million encounters. Of those, more than 133,000 Veterans received some of their mental health treatment through telehealth equaling more than 426,000 encounters.

  • December 8, 2016

    Under an innovative pilot program, up to 100 Veterans with mobility impairments secondary to a mental health condition who require and use a service or guide dog may be eligible for veterinary health benefits.

  • October 12, 2016

    The topic of suicide is a difficult conversation to have, but preventing Veteran suicide is a conversation that our experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs have every day. Our work is constant and our commitment to our Veterans in crisis is 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

  • October 6, 2016

    From October 3 through 28, VA National Center for Ethics […]

  • October 6, 2016

    Tucson's Mental Health Intensive Case Management program works to reintegrate Veterans with severe mental health challenges into the community.

  • September 30, 2016

    Recent VA research indicates that 66 percent of Veterans who die by suicide are dying from firearm injuries.

  • September 29, 2016

    VA launches a pilot program designed to support recruiting psychiatrists to work at VA and increase Veterans’ access to mental health care by repaying educational loans for qualifying psychiatrists.

  • September 28, 2016

    Veterans want to speak with the staff at the Veterans Crisis Line, and VA knows that.

  • September 27, 2016

    When a Veteran tells you of the moment of understanding that he or she would never put on that uniform again, you have a small glimpse into the very real struggle that transitioning into civilian life presents for our former Servicemembers.