When a loved one struggles it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.
Others are here to help.
Sometimes the help a Veteran needs is real practical, like an emergency rent check or legal advice. That’s where Reach Out, 211, and Blue Families can help (see table below).
Sometimes it’s care for a mental health or drug/alcohol issue. “Coaching into Care” can point you in the right direction, or call the Veteran’s Crisis Line or search here.
And what about you? If you’re feeling in need of support for yourself, click here to find the closest counseling center.
A word about counseling and treatment: It might take a few tries to find the right fit. Don’t give up. If things are so bad that your loved one is considering suicide, that means s/he hasn’t found the treatment that will help yet. But it’s out there. No one is meant to suffer that kind of pain.