• After nearly 600 combat operations, a Veteran faced invisible enemies

    He had a feeling of invincibility. He was the best of the best and could do anything he wanted. A year later he was lost and felt useless. Read how VA gave him the courage to keep pushing forward.

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month at VBA

    VBA may not always be the first place you think of when talking about suicide prevention, but there is a lot going on there.

  • VA observes World Mental Health Day

    On October 10, VA observes World Mental Health Day, a global event organized by the World Federation for Mental Health. The theme for 2019 is mental health and suicide prevention.

  • Suicide Prevention: the power of a Veteran peer

    All Veterans can help prevent Veteran suicides. You don’t need to be a mental health expert. Veteran peer support helps fellow Veterans feel less alone. You just need to Be There!

  • Same Day Mental Health services for Veterans

    Reaching out for help can be difficult. Reaching out for help with mental health concerns, especially as a Veteran, can be downright painful. The military cultural standards of ‘never surrender’ and self-reliant ‘can do’ attitude, so integral on the battlefield, are ingrained in every Veteran. The Department of Veteran Affairs understands the difficulty many Veterans have asking for assistance and have committed to Be There for Veterans in their time of need with same day access to mental health services.

  • Call to every American to Be There for Veterans

    We call on every American to #BeThere for Veterans and honor the legacy of generations of Veterans by keeping our VA facilities safe and free of violence

  • Preventing Veteran suicide begins when you are willing to Be There

    A Veteran you know not doing well? You can make a difference by just starting a conversation. It is important to talk about difficult feelings and experiences. Read these valuable ideas.

  • September and all year round:

    HARLINGEN, Texas – September marked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs […]

  • September marks Suicide Prevention Month

    The message from VA to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be there.

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