• Vet Center teams respond to historic Kentucky flooding

    Over 65% of Veterans in flooded counties are disabled. VA’s Vet Center teams responded with Mobile Vet Centers to assist with supplies and counseling.

  • Afghanistan: Resources available for PTSD

    The last part of this series focuses on resources available for PTSD. While this series focused on Afghanistan Veterans, options apply to all Veterans.

  • Coping with current events in Afghanistan

    The events in Afghanistan may also trigger reactions among Veterans who fought in other conflicts because it reminds them of their own similar experiences. If your distress is prolonged or you are unable to function well, consider seeking help. There are competent and caring professionals available who can help you with the most common responses such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, moral injury, and complicated grief. It is a good idea to try meeting with a mental health professional at least once. The sooner you get help, the sooner you will feel better.

  • Vet Centers: 42 years of serving Veterans

    Vet Centers were established to support the significant number of Vietnam-era Veterans who were not accessing VA services. They provide readjustment counseling and many other services.

  • A Gold Star Mother on learning to live again

    Memorial Day may come for some once a year, but for Sallie Woodard it is every day since the passing of her son, U.S. Navy Engineman Second Class Sebastian Woodard, on March 4, 2015 (Served from 2006-2015).

  • VA mourns Dr. Donald Custis

    Dr. Donald Custis died in March 2021 at the age of 103. As Chief Medical Director for what was then the Veterans Administration from 1980 to 1984, he helped shape today’s VA health care system.

  • Billings Vet Center welcomes Vietnam Veterans home with Quilts of Valor

    Mary B. Walter became an official volunteer at the Billing […]

  • Borne the Battle COVID-19 Update No. 4

    In the latest COVID-19 update on VA’s Borne the Battle Podcast, Gabriel Botero, Brooklyn VA Vet Center Director, and Lizabeth Kosmopoulos, Biloxi Vet Center Director, discuss being mobilized into two of the current hardest affected areas for COVID-19, New York City and New Orleans.

  • 7 stress resources Veterans can use right now

    As a Veteran, you might experience difficult life events or challenges after leaving the military. We’re here to help no matter how big or small the problem may be. VA offers a variety of mental health resources for Veterans, family members and friends.

  • Veterans find assistance, camaraderie at Vet Centers

    At rows of tables in a packed community center, nearly five dozen Veterans smiled and swapped stories over a potluck meal. The Veterans spanned generations, from Vietnam, Cold War, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Donning Veteran ball caps and jackets with their spouses nearby, the group swelled to about 100. After the meal, hands shot up during a drawing. Shouts of “BINGO!” during the raffle brought laughs from the crowd. As Veterans heard their winning ticket called, Fayetteville Vet Center staff brought prizes to smiling Veterans. After the raffle, there were pats on the back and talking with old friends and meeting new ones. Two Veterans donning Marine Corps hats came together to talk for the first time, asking the other what unit the Marine served in. This scene from the annual Christmas luncheon put on by the Fayetteville Vet Center Dec. 13 is typical of the camaraderie Veterans experience when they engage with any center, said Ed Clark from the Fayetteville Vet Center in North Carolina.

  • Borne the Battle #164: Benefits Breakdown, Vet Centers

    This week’s Borne the Battle episode features Mike Fisher, theVHA Chief Readjustment Counseling Officer who discusses the Vet Centers' unique benefits.

  • VA’s Vet Centers to host open houses to celebrate initiative’s 40th anniversary

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host open houses during the month of June to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its Vet Centers

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