Afghanistan, let’s talk about it.
Due to Veterans from all eras reacting to the events in Afghanistan,
such as withdrawal and take over by the Taliban, The Veterans Administration is working quickly
to share VA resources, call center information, peer support, and other
- Vet Centers – Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find one near you.
- Veterans Crisis Line – If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
- For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
- VA Women Veterans Call Center – Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 6:30PM ET)
- VA Caregiver Support Line – Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 5PM ET)
- Download VA’s self-help apps – Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
- VA Mental Health Services Guide – This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
- MakeTheConnection.net – information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.
Veteran Service Organizations:
Bottom line, support is available if you want it. Even if none of
these resources appeal to you – get help. Talk about it with someone,
try something new. If you are struggling, the worst thing you can do is
nothing. Don’t be afraid to lean on your Veteran community and please
consider reaching out to VA if you would like to learn more about what
is available. We’re here for you.
At the end of the day, you are welcome to come by our post and have a drink with someone who's been there! Share a story or two. We're open nearly every night. We would love to have you as a member!