Mental Health Updates: May 2022

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May 2022

May Is Mental Health Month

This Mental Health Month, discover what your fellow Veterans Know about managing life’s challenges.

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May Is Mental Health Month

Resources for MST

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. 

Resources for MST

Transitioning From Service 

Regardless of where you served, how long you served, your discharge status, or your service branch, VA is here for you.

Transitioning From Service

Suicide Prevention Grant Applications Now Available

The new Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) will enable VA to provide resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to VA and community resources. The application is now available on the website along with additional information.

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Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Applications Now Available

Learn About Anxiety and Treatment Options

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

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Learn About Anxiety and Treatment Options

Evidence-Based Therapy From VA Can Help

Evidence-based therapies (EBTs) have been shown to treat a variety of mental health conditions and improve 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, depending on the nature or severity of your symptoms. Work with your VA provider to choose the treatment options that work best for you.

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Evidence-Based Therapy From VA Can Help

Lost and Found

Even if David largely ignored the emotional toll of military service, he could not ignore the loss of his older brother shortly after David transitioned out. Feeling aimless and alone, David took a self-destructive path of drug and alcohol misuse and criminal behavior. But in the court system, he found treatment for substance use disorder and navigated a new path.

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Lost and Found