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Your community supports you
Whether you're seeking help for post traumatic stress, addiction, or other aspects of your mental wellness, you have options. Created in partnership with the veteran community at Google, this site is in service to all veterans seeking support.
Veterans speaking up
Diverse experiences, one message
Many veterans quietly battle invisible injuries including post-traumatic stress and substance use disorder. A group of veterans, ranging from a Google employee to a retired general, share their unique perspectives on the importance of asking for help and support.
Video frame of Alexis, former Air Force cadet
Many veterans quietly battle invisible injuries including post-traumatic stress and substance use disorder. A group of veterans, ranging from a Google employee to a retired general, share their unique perspectives on the importance of asking for help and support.
Video frame of Alexis, former Air Force cadet
Veterans’ voices
Military leaders speak out
Hear from senior leaders Votel, McRaven, and Chiarelli about the importance of asking for help when you need it
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General Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Retired General Peter Chiarelli, former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, advocates for reducing stigma around post-traumatic stress, highlighting that invisible wounds are as real as visible ones.
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Admiral William McRaven, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Retired Admiral William McRaven stresses the importance of mental wellness and why it's honorable to ask for help when you need it.
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General Joseph Votel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Retired General Joseph Votel, former Commander of the U.S. Central Command, says leaders need to send a strong message that it's ok to ask for help-regardless of level, everyone faces challenges.
Community of voices

The military community is distinct in its identity yet within the community is a diversity of experiences and voices. Hear veterans share some of these different perspectives and recount their stories about grappling with mental health.

Note - these are real stories, and may contain content that is upsetting for some viewers.
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Flo Groberg, Medal of Honor recipient
Post-combat, he spent years in the Walter Reed hospital, struggling with survivor's guilt. An encounter with a quadruple amputee gave Flo a new perspective, and he opened up to accepting help.
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Ryan Pitts, Medal of Honor recipient
He struggled with transitioning to civilian life, i.e. with the loss of his profession and lifestyle. After making the tough first call to get help, Ryan started prioritizing his own mental wellness.
Video frame of Alexis, former Air Force cadet
Alexis, former Air Force cadet
She’d planned on a military career, but fallout from a sexual assault led her to leave the Air Force academy. Now enrolled with her local VA, she's getting therapy, and moving her life forward.
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Dallas, Army, Google employee
An active-duty army officer for 8 years, he'd prioritized others' needs rather than self-care. Now, Dallas has ongoing counseling sessions, enabling him to be a better husband, father, and employee.
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Lynman, Navy, Vietnam era
A black Vietnam-era Veteran, Lynman wasn’t welcomed home, leading to substance abuse and anger. He eventually got help through a 12-step program, and now gives back by sponsoring others in recovery.
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Claudia, Army, Diesel Mechanic
A diesel mechanic in the army, Claudia was sexually assaulted, then struggled for 13 years, coping, but not thriving. Now, after seeking help and committing to therapy, she's changed her life.
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Dustin, Army, Iraq & Afghanistan
After multiple deployments, he returned home, struggled with PTSD and lost his marriage. After intensive treatment and hard work, Dustin reclaimed his life and is remarried with children.
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Janelle, Marine Corps Officer
An active duty Marine, military spouse, and parent she fought hard to excel at it all, but hit her breaking point and realized she needed help. Now in therapy, she's gained new coping tools.
Veterans Service Organizations
Find organizations offering support online and in person
Many credible veterans service organizations can help you on your wellness path–we've included a subset across a broad range here. To get you started, some are shown below. If a VSO looks right for your situation, just click through to learn more. To refine or expand your results, you can filter by intervention type (clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
/non-clinical), program type (online/in-person) or org type (nonprofit/government). Whether you are looking for clinical support, or just a peer to talk to, you have options.
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Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
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Online
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Nonprofit
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Offers integrated mental health care to post-9/11 Veterans and their families, regardless of discharge status or combat experience, in clinics across the country. Includes substance use support.
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Non-clinical
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Online
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Dedicated to supporting and serving LGBTQ Service Members, military spouses, Veterans, their families and allies.
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Non-clinical
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Online
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Nonprofit
Description
Member-driven network dedicated to supporting, connecting and advocating for the needs of service women. Includes a portal for women specific resources, services and support.
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Non-clinical
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In-person
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Nonprofit
Description
Enriches the lives of Veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Activities include live-streamed virtual workouts.
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Non-clinical
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Online
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Free and confidential online self-management program for active duty military and Veterans concerned about their drinking. It can be used to develop a personalized plan to stop drinking or cut back.
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Non-clinical
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In-person
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Nonprofit
Description
Intentionally designed community where wounded, ill, or injured Veterans live alongside retired military and civilian volunteers to restore families and expand social networks.
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Non-clinical
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In-person
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Nonprofit
Description
Uses the science of Posttraumatic Growth (concept that people who endure adversity can often see positive growth afterward) to heal, train, and advocate for combat Veterans, first responders, and their families.
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Non-clinical
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In-person
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Offers two high-touch in-person and long-term programs, provided at no cost to transitioning post-9/11 veterans, to develop workforce and wellness readiness, and post-traumatic growth training to heal from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or combat stress.
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Non-clinical
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Online
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Nonprofit
Description
Helps Veterans navigate resources to access critical services by providing one-on-one support through case coordination (caseworkers).
Intervention type
Non-clinical
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Both
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Nonprofit
Description
Provides support for Veterans of all generations and their families whether providing rides to attend medical appointments or helping file benefit claims.
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Clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
Program type
In-person
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Network of volunteer licensed therapists and clinicians provide free mental health services to Veterans, Service Members and their families. Virtual (video and phone) support offered. Substance use support offered.
Intervention type
Clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
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In-person
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Nonprofit
Description
Provides confidential, free mental health care for military Veterans and their families with tailored treatment programs for PTSD and military trauma at various locations across the country.
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Clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
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In-person
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Nonprofit
Description
Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program provides a high-touch program focused on healing invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members, and their families through clinical care, substance abuse support, wellness, and research.
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Non-clinical
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Both
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Nonprofit
Description
Believes those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Support programs for post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and military families focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
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Online
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Government
Description
By-Veterans and for-Veterans, this LA county peer-led program connects LA County Veterans to departments, non-profits, the VA and city programs
Intervention type
Non-clinical
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Online
Org type
Government
Description
VA operated site connecting Veterans, their families and friends with resources to address issues affecting their lives, including substance use.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
Online
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Red-Cross operated peer-based services to connect caregivers to Service Members and Veterans living with wounds, illnesses, injuries and/or aging.
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Non-clinical
Program type
Online
Org type
Government
Description
Online searchable database that connects Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to services that support recovery and rehabilitation.
Intervention type
Clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
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In-person
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Los-Angeles based facility providing medical treatment, psychological evaluation and support for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury for post- 9/11 Service Members, Veterans and their families.
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Non-clinical
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In-person
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Nonprofit
Description
Immersive program exposing participants to the healing power of the ocean through adaptive surfing taught by world-class instructors providing an environment where participants work to overcome perceived limitations connected to their physical and psychological disabilities.
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Non-clinical
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Both
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Nonprofit
Description
Serves Veterans through medical research, advocacy and civil rights for all people with disabilities.
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Non-clinical
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In-person
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Provides outdoor recreation opportunities to wounded Service Members in military hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and VA Medical Centers and clinics. Virtual events available.
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Non-clinical
Program type
Online
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Anti-sexual violence organization; operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) and the Department of Defense Safe Helpline (877-995-5247).
Intervention type
Clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
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In-person
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Chicago-based facility providing mental health care to Veterans of all eras, Service Members and their families at no cost and regardless of discharge status.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
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Online
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Focused on helping end the nation's addiction epidemic by serving Veterans, communities and campuses. Offers several Veteran-specific programs to help cope with addiction and recovery.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
Both
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Faith-based organization that develops and provides a complete whole health care plan encompassing psychological, social, spiritual, and physical programs for post-9/11 veterans struggling with PTSD, the rigors from combat and challenges of military life.
Intervention type
Both
Program type
Online
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Texas-only free app that enables Veterans to find completely anonymous and repeatable mental health support from licensed clinicians or battle buddies.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
Online
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Connects Service Members and Veterans with a wellness coordinator who provides personalized support and assistance to help address issues (like PTS) before they escalate to a point of crisis.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
In-person
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Veteran-led org that pairs skills and experiences of Veterans with first responders to deploy teams domestically and internationally to help communities impacted by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
In-person
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Helps with personal growth and purpose development by connecting Veterans to local community service opportunities to increase access to parks and green spaces, foster neighborhood identity, and more.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
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Both
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Organization that operates community based programs, training, and events (like Heroes Runs) across the country to empower Veterans and families of the fallen, inspiring them to pass on values to the next generation.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
Online
Org type
Government
Description
VA operated course and app for stress management and problem solving tools on-the-go, developed specifically for Veterans.
Intervention type
Clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
Program type
In-person
Org type
Government
Description
Local VA counseling centers provide social and psychological services to eligible Veterans, active duty Service Members, and their families.
Intervention type
Clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
Program type
Online
Org type
Government
Description
Free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with the VA
Intervention type
Clinical
Includes treatment from a licensed therapist or medical professional
Program type
Both
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Program offers free and confidential evidence-based treatment for post-9/11 warriors struggling with invisible wounds living anywhere in the U.S.–regardless of discharge status, deployment history, or length of service. Outpatient and intensive outpatient programs offered in-person and via telehealth.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
Online
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Faith-based, offers an interactive online community for military, Veterans, and their families to find resources to deal with issues unique to the military. Offers “partners” who will help them belong to communities, including local churches, that exist to deal with their specific life issues.
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
In-person
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Provides support to Veterans through cost free reunions to units deployed together, rebuilding essential peer support networks that challenge stigma through shared experience.​
Intervention type
Non-clinical
Program type
Both
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Social network of women Veterans to foster connections and build relationships in local communities and across the nation-operate using a system of trained peer leaders who lead both in-person and virtual groups.
Intervention type
Both
Program type
Both
Org type
Nonprofit
Description
Connects, serves, and empowers post-9/11 veterans and servicemembers through life-changing rehabilitative care. Helps warriors meet their own definition of a life worth living through programs that help with PTSD, TBI, and other invisible wounds of war.
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Find VA locations and addiction recovery support groups in your area.

COVID-19 has changed in-person support, but local VA facilities and recovery support groups remain critical to many veterans. To make it easier to stay connected, we’ve created a locator tool that you can use to find your nearest recovery support chapter (e.g. AA), or VA facility. To use the tool, enter your zip code into the search bar and choose a category (e.g. VA location). Results closest to your area will be displayed - if no local resources are available, the nearest available resources, e.g. state/national, will be shown instead. Please note that some options will only be available virtually because of Covid-19.

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More local resources
Transitioning into the civilian world can sometimes feel isolating, especially during the Covid era. Local veteran serving organizations can provide a way to connect with other veterans. If you are interested in finding resources in your local community, visit Code of Support Foundation's PATRIOTlink® to review a searchable database of thousands of vetted resources for veterans and their families.
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