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Veterans Day - Celebrating Veterans and Access to Legal Services

DePaul College of Law Librarians want to celebrate the diversity of our student body

Resources

VA provides support for a variety of mental health conditions and other challenges. Each of these pages includes resources, information on treatment options, and more. 

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

Veterans have been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but don’t have to go through it alone. . . Don’t wait for a crisis. Take a moment today to reach out. You can act now to help prevent Veteran suicide later.

https://www.va.gov/reach/default.asp

Current and former service members may face different mental health issues than the general public. Links out to Military OneSource, DCoE Outreach Center, Tricare and more

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/veterans

National Alliance on Mental Illness Veterans and Active Duty - 2014 study - Nearly 25% of active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition

https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Veterans-Active-Duty

Veterans of military service, particularly those deployed to combat areas, are at increased risk for mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and problems functioning in social and work settings. The long duration and repeated deployments experienced by combat veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan make it more likely that these veterans may experience mental health challenges.

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/cdph/supp_info/behavioral-health/veterans-and-mental-health.html