Mental Health Updates: January 2022

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January 2022

Naloxone can save a life

Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. Using opioids, whether as prescribed or not, comes with a significant risk of overdose. It’s important for Veterans and their family members and caregivers to know what to do in an emergency. Learn about the signs of overdose and how the medication naloxone can save a life.

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Naloxone can save a life

Women Veterans

VA is dedicated to providing women Veterans with comprehensive primary and specialty health care services, including reproductive services, rehabilitation, mental health services, and treatment of military sexual trauma. Visit the Women Veterans Health Care for more information.

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Finding Local Care

No matter what you are experiencing, support is available. Use the tools below to find the Veteran resources closest to you.

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Turning Pain Into Prose

When Sarge returned from serving three combat tours in Vietnam, he was hypervigilant and experienced rage and nightmares. As part of his healing process, he started writing down the thoughts that were too hard to voice, eventually composing poems and music.

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PTSD Resources

When you experience a traumatic event — a car accident, an IED blast, military sexual trauma, or the death of a fellow Service member — it can continue to bother you for weeks, months, or even years. The symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, can disrupt your everyday life. If you think you might have PTSD, learn more about resources that can help you recover.

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Can you retrain your brain?

Common problems with thinking, learning, and memory can be worse for Veterans with serious mental illnesses. Cognitive training, however, can help improve Veterans’ overall functioning and also may relieve their psychiatric symptoms. VA researchers are studying many different cognitive training programs to determine which work best for various groups of Veterans and why that is.

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