We all have a role to play in listening, connecting and reaching out to those who may be struggling with challenges. By talking about mental health and suicide, it not only helps reduce stigma and increase awareness, but it also has the potential to save a life.
Veterans Affairs self-help apps for Veterans
Mobile apps available to provide self-help, education, and support following trauma.
Find a VA Center near you
Find a Veterans Affairs location near you, or call 1-877-827-8387.
The Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE)
STRIVE at The Ohio State University has established itself as one of the leading research sites for clinical trials on suicide treatment, prevention and intervention. Their treatment programs and workshops conduct research, education, outreach and advocacy for improving the lives of military personnel, veterans, first responders and their families.
Women Veterans Call Center
The WVCC staff is trained to provide women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources. Call or text 1-855-829-6636, or chat online with a representative.
National Suicide Prevention Helpline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255, or chat online. Service options available for the deaf and hard of hearing.
American Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network
The Military and Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN) offers peer-based support and services to connect those providing care to service members and veterans living with wounds, illnesses, injuries and/or aging.
George W. Bush Institute’s Check In Program
This program connects veterans with the support and services they need to live happier, healthier, more successful lives—and to make sure veterans are treated like people, not case numbers, every step of the care journey.
Save a Warrior
S.A.W. provides an innovative and effective “war detox” program for warriors suffering from Post Traumatic Stress.
A message from our President & CEO
In Support of Our Gold Star Families, Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members
August 18, 2021
As events unfold in Afghanistan, I want all our Gold Star families, Veterans, and active-duty service members to know that you, your service and your sacrifices are uppermost in our hearts and minds. Thank you for answering the call to defend our country. There is honor in your service.
We recognize Veterans may be experiencing a range of emotions from frustration and anger to sadness and moral distress. We know this feeling and understand. On nationalvmm.org, we have shared resources from the Veterans Administration and other trusted service providers with whom we work. We encourage you to access them and talk to caring people who want to help you, as you have helped others.
For Veterans, families of service members, or members of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum community, I ask you to reach out and connect with the Veteran(s) in your life and show them someone cares. A phone call, an invitation to get together, a text or a card can help a Veteran work through challenging thoughts and feelings.
Let’s lift up our Veterans and make sure they are connected to battle buddies, activity groups, friends and supporters to create a network of caring and resiliency. I encourage you to stay with those who need some company, show our children how to serve others, and remind our Veterans and their loved ones that there is strength in seeking help during this trying time in our history.
Stay safe and join together in prayer for those involved in the evacuation and all our service members.
Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired)
President and CEO
National Veterans Memorial and Museum