lunes, 15 de agosto de 2016

SAMHSA Supports Service Men and Women

SAMHSA Supports Service Men and Women


SAMHSA Supports Service Men and Women

Resources for Veterans and Military Families

Service members are known for being both resilient and resourceful, but at times some may face behavioral health care needs due to the unique demands of military life and combat exposure. Researchers have found that about 18.5% of service members returning from Afghanistan or Iraq have post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, and 19.5% report experiencing a traumatic brain injury.
SAMHSA's website has more information about behavioral health resources for service men and women and their families. Free resources and publications include:

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line offers confidential around-the-clock support to veterans, active military members, and family and friends by phone, online chat, or text message. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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