Mental Health Updates: March 2022

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March 2022

Current Events in Ukraine

When armed conflict arises, Veterans can experience a range of emotions. VA has resources that can help, no matter what you are going through.

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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

During SAAM and year-round, VA works to raise awareness of its resources for survivors of military sexual trauma (MST). VA believes in MST survivors, and we believe there are many paths to healing.

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Naloxone Can Save Lives of At-Risk Veterans

Naloxone is a first-line defense against overdoses. If there are opioids in your home or you use recreational drugs, keeping naloxone on hand could help save a life. To get naloxone, talk to your VA provider.

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Find 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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Learn About Bipolar Disorder and Treatment

Veterans with bipolar disorder can experience a range of symptoms, including noticeable swings in energy, mood, or sleep habits. VA offers proven treatment options that are effective for most people, and many types of professionals at VA can treat bipolar disorder. 

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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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Helping One Can Help Many

Kyle experienced PTSD after witnessing heavy combat casualties in Iraq, where he served as a Marine Corps field radio operator. His transition back into civilian life was rough and included a trip to jail and a couple of stays at psychiatric hospitals. Some caring Veterans intervened, urging him to get help at VA. That’s where Kyle learned how to manage his PTSD, and he now helps other Veterans find their footing.

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