Texas Mental Health Resources earmarks a percentage of our resources to helping United States veterans and active military who need financial assistance in order to seek mental wellness.
According to a 2014 study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, both active duty and veteran military personnel encounter mental health issues at an alarming rate. The study identifies three primary mental health concerns:
If you or a military friend are having thoughts of suicide, contact the Veterans Crisis Line immediately at 1-800-273-8255 (option 1).
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has an excellent resources for veterans, called NAMI Homefront that you can access HERE.
While treatment is often available to veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in many cases it is not. If you are needing financial help seeking mental health assistance, please reach out to Texas Mental Health Resources using the following HELP button: