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Mental Health

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Mental health is how we think, feel and behave. Just like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life and is essential to overall health.

Check your mental health

If you are wondering if you have symptoms of a specific mental health condition, you can complete a brief screening tool and get instant feedback. These tools are confidential and anonymous; none of the results are stored on your account or sent anywhere.

The fact that you have some symptoms doesn't necessarily mean that you have a mental health condition, or that the condition is causing you difficulties in your daily life. If you are concerned about your screening results, seek further evaluation from your health care team. If you are concerned about any illness, regardless of what the screen shows, you should seek further evaluation from your health care provider.

Screening Tools

Alcohol Use Screening (AUDIT-C) Alcohol Use Screening (AUDIT-C) Depression Screening (PHQ-9) Depression Screening
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Screening (PLC) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Screening
Substance Abuse Screening (ASSIST) Substance Abuse
Screening (ASSIST)

Screens are NOT intended to provide a complete assessment or diagnosis for any condition. They CAN help identify symptoms and assist you in determining if you should seek further evaluation by your physician or a mental health professional.

Thinking about getting help?

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Considering Professional Help is a tool that can help you decide whether to get professional help for a mental health concern.

This tool addresses many of the common questions that prevent Veterans from reaching out for help, including what types of services are available, the different kinds of mental health providers who work for VA, and what you can expect from treatment.

Your responses are confidential - the data will not be saved or sent anywhere.


Prefer to go it alone?

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After Deployment is a mental wellness website for service members, Veterans, and military families. Spending time in a war zone often means being changed in some way. Some of these changes may be causing problems for you, family members or for someone you know.

Working on solutions is a sign of strength. This site helps Veterans and family members recognize and deal with problems.


Understanding PTSD Treatment

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Understanding PTSD Treatment: Don't let PTSD get in the way of your life, hurt your relationships, or cause problems at work or school. PTSD treatment can help.

Today, there are good treatments available for PTSD. When you have PTSD, dealing with the past can be hard. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better.

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 PTSD Information Vet Center Information Make the Connection


Related Links

TriCare Online

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