April 7, 2021
How the VA Helps Troubled Vets
Veterans who seek mental health care can always turn to the VA for assistance. However, they need to be enrolled in the VA health care program first. Some VA services no longer require membership though.
Over 1.7 million former service members were able to receive mental health services from the VA last year. From therapy and counseling sessions to medication and peer support, these services have helped troubled veterans overcome their inner conflicts. Common mental health conditions include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, military sexual trauma (MST), substance abuse, anxiety, and grief.
For eligible veterans, here are the kinds of mental health services they can get from the VA:
- Outpatient care
This program is for veterans who have serious mental disorders that hamper their daily functioning.
- Regular outpatient care
This can be done over the phone, particularly for those who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Short-term inpatient care
This is the VA’s most intensive level of treatment. It is ideal for veterans with life-threatening mental illness, such as those who display suicidal tendencies.
- Primary care
This includes counseling for veterans with common mental and behavioral problems.
- Rehabilitation treatment and residential programs
This is an ideal option for veterans with mental health problems and other needs, such as job training, education, and homelessness. Here, veterans are moved to a structured setting where they undergo treatment for a certain period.
- Supported work settings
Unemployed veterans receive assistance in joining the civilian workforce.
For veterans who don’t qualify for the VA health care, they can still avail themselves of specific health care services, depending on their situation and needs. Here are their options:
The VA has 300 community Vet Centers across the country. They offer free private counseling, alcohol and drug assessment, and other support programs for combat veterans and their families.
Unqualified veterans can still contact their local VA to get referrals for non-VA resources that provide mental health services.
For veterans in crisis, the VA offers the Veterans Crisis Line, which is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Another option is the emergency mental health care, which can be accessed through VA medical centers and some local non-VA hospitals. Like the former, it also operates every day of the entire week.
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Once we have your car, we’ll auction it off and use the proceeds to support the programs of our nonprofit partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)3 organizations are dedicated to transforming the lives of struggling vets across the country. Using the funds collected from donated vehicles, they provide their beneficiaries with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
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