Division of Behavioral Health Services

Mental Health Resources for Service Members & Veterans

Not every wound leaves a scar.

The strain of separation, the stress of combat and the trauma of loss can have debilitating consequences for service members and military veterans - and their families - long after coming home. The symptoms of psychological health issues, just like physical ailments, vary, as do the options for treatment.

And, like any other injury or medical condition, mental health issues have no bearing on the strength or character of the person who experiences the symptoms.

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:

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain often takes a psychological toll. Depression can be a side effect of chronic pain and 15 to 35 percent of patients with chronic pain have PTSD.

Symptoms of depression that may be related to chronic pain include feelings of hopelessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping and thoughts of hurting yourself.

Learn more about Chronic Pain: