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Learn More About Resources for Depression
Depression is a common but serious disorder — one that typically requires some treatment to manage. Depression Screening and Awareness Month has passed, but VA offers many resources for support and treatment year-round. If you’re wondering if you are experiencing depression, take a brief, anonymous screening to help you determine whether it’s a good idea to see a professional or connect with other resources for further assessment and information.
A Navy Veteran Finds Her Direction
Mary Ann’s focus on her children kept her motivated to seek and stick with VA treatment for substance use disorder and severe depression. As a result of the treatment she received, the Navy Veteran found recovery, housing and a fulfilling job.
Support a Veteran in Their Mental Health Journey
As a family member or friend of a Veteran with mental health challenges, you can play an important role in supporting their recovery. People who are close to Veterans are often the first to notice that Veterans are facing mental health challenges. You can start a conversation by letting a Veteran know you’re there for them. And as you support the Veteran in your life, VA is here to support you.
VA Can Help You Manage Your Anxiety
It is natural to worry and feel anxious about things: that presentation at work, your growing to-do list, a relationship. But when persistent worry starts affecting your day-to-day activities, work, sleep or relationships, it may be time to do something about it. VA offers effective treatment options for overcoming problems with anxiety.
VA Supports Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma
People of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and branches of service have experienced military sexual trauma (MST). Like other types of trauma, MST can negatively affect a person’s mental and physical health, even many years later. If you are experiencing difficulties related to MST, VA is here to support you in whatever way will help you best.
Find Resources for PTSD
Sometimes, when you experience a traumatic event, that moment can continue to bother you for weeks, months and even years. The symptoms and effects of posttraumatic stress disorder can disrupt your everyday life, but there are resources to help you recover. Even if your symptoms come and go — or surfaced months or years after the traumatic event — effective treatments are available at VA.