Division of Behavioral Health Services

Mental Health Resources for Military Families

War changes people. How could it not?

Family of Heroes
Take the online training
for military families with returning veterans.

Returning home doesn't always mean returning to a normal life for military service members who have spent months - or longer - under the stress of living and working in a combat zone.

Knowing what to expect and what to look for can help family members ease the transition back to life at home for veterans - and themselves.

Prevention and early intervention are keys to achieving and maintaining good mental health.

You are not alone! There is help available:

Many people, including other veterans, are going through similar challenges as you are:

Substance Abuse

Returning military service members sometimes use drugs or drink excessively to cope with the symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. The health risks of alcohol and drug abuse are well documented. Substance abuse can also disrupt family life.

Family members can help veterans with a substance abuse problem by learning about the factors that contribute to substance abuse, building a supportive environment by encouraging veterans to talk openly about stress and encouraging them to seek help.

Learn more about Substance Abuse: