• Veterans Crisis Line reaches out with caring letters

    Caring Letters Program sends messages with simple expressions of care and concern to Veterans who use VA health care and contact crisis line.

  • Building a healthy, post-COVID life: mental health

    Before you head out safely this summer, consider checking inside for some self-care. Many may find themselves mentally changed as the world slowly reopens. Isolation has really impacted some people.

  • Annie’s Coping During COVID messages help manage stress during pandemic

    Annie is VA’s automated text messaging program that sends information and self-care reminders. There are many types of Annie text messages and they work on any cellphone with texting capabilities.

  • Facebook, Red Cross donate Portal Devices to Connect Veterans and their families

    Facebook and the American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network teamed with VA to distribute Portal devices for free to eligible Veterans.

  • Operation Mail Call connects isolated Veterans with the world

    Isolated Veterans in the VA Central Western Massachusetts community living center know they haven’t been forgotten thanks to the hundreds of letters they have received through Operation Mail Call.

  • VA is ready for coronavirus — and working to protect you

    Here are some social distancing recommendations which are proven strategies used by public health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease such as COVID-19.

  • Tips for Managing Stress Around the Holidays

    The holidays can be full of joy, but for some it brings stress, depression, and other challenges. Here are some healthy tips for managing these challenges.

  • Blue Christmas addresses Veterans’ holiday stress

    Blue Christmas services are for those who struggle with emotional or spiritual pain and loneliness during the holidays. Here are excerpts from a VA chaplain’s sermon to Veterans and their families.

  • The loneliness factor: How much does it drive depression in Veterans?

    To what extent does loneliness contribute to depression in Veterans? A VA-funded study has addressed that relatively unexplored question.

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