Mental Health Updates: February 2022

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February 2022

Veterans Looking for Support

No matter how you served or what you’ve experienced in military or civilian life, you may be facing challenges that affect your health, relationships, and life overall — but you don’t have to face them alone. VA is here to provide and connect you with resources and support to confront and manage any mental health challenge.

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Resources for Family and Friends

As a family member or friend of a Veteran with mental health challenges, you can play an important role in providing support for their recovery. Letting a Veteran know you’re there for them can help start a conversation. Explore robust resources from VA specifically for Veterans’ families and friends.    

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COVID-19 Resources

Maintaining and enhancing your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic is important. Visit the page below for up-to-date information and resources.

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Anxiety

It is natural to feel worried or anxious from time to time about various things, like that work presentation, your growing to-do list, or a relationship. But when persistent worries start affecting your activities, relationships, sleep, or work, it may be time to do something about it.

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Women Helping Women

A new video from Make the Connection features four women Veterans who explain how group therapy with their sisters in arms led them to better mental health. 

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Treat Your Depression With Evidence-Based Therapy

Evidence-based therapies (EBTs) have been shown to improve a variety of mental health conditions — including depression — and overall well-being. These treatments are tailored to each Veteran’s needs, priorities, values, preferences, and goals for therapy. EBTs often work quickly and effectively, sometimes within a few weeks or months. Work with your VA provider to choose the treatment options that work best for you.

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Better Sleep Can Help Veterans With PTSD

By addressing sleep disturbances alongside PTSD treatment, Veterans with PTSD are likely to see better results and have a better quality of life. Speak with your VA care team if you have PTSD to develop an effective treatment plan that addresses both sleep and PTSD issues.

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Visit the Updated Veterans Crisis Line Website

Every second counts for a Veteran in crisis. The improved site ensures the most critical information is visible immediately – now available in Spanish.

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