Mental illness resources for veterans

On this Veteran’s Day, it’s good to remember that for many veterans, the wars and battles do not end when they come home. Today, I think of them and honor them not only for their service, but for their courage in realizing that they need help. If this is you, or someone you love, here are just a few valuable resources.

First, NAMI has an entire division designed especially for veterans. You can find more information here. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline also has services specifically for veterans. Dial 1-800-273-8255, then dial 1. I’m sure there are other resources. If you know of them, feel free to list them in the comment section.

To any veteran reading this, thank you. And don’t give in. You are not alone. Or, in the words of Bruce Springsteen: No Retreat! No Surrender!

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