Mental Health Updates: June 2022

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June 2022

LGBTQ+ Veterans

If you are an LGBTQ+ Veteran facing a mental health challenge, know that you are not alone. VA is dedicated to providing high-quality health care for LGBTQ+ Veterans — and helping Veterans address mental health challenges in a sensitive, respectful environment.

LGBTQ+ Veterans

PTSD Awareness Month

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

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PTSD Awareness Month

Tobacco and Health Resources

World No Tobacco Day was May 31, and the Tobacco and Health program is continuing to encourage Veterans learn how VA can help them reach their goals. Create a plan to become tobacco-free year-round.

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Resources for Stimulant Use Disorder

Alcohol and other drugs are often used in response to stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Despite the temporary relief a substance may seem to provide, increased substance use can lead to long-term negative consequences.

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Resources for Stimulant Use Disorder

Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Applications Due June 10

The new Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program will enable VA to provide resources for community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans and their families. Learn more about the program and fill out an application at the link below.

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Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Applications Now Available

Support Comes in Many Forms

Even though Mental Health Month is over, VA has mental health resources all year round. Family members, friends, fellow Veterans, clergy members, co-workers, and counselors can all provide support to Veterans going through a tough time. But no matter who provides it, one thing is clear: Everybody needs support sometimes.

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Support Comes in Many Forms