Mental health conditions are common in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. In fiscal year 2018, over 1.7 million veterans received treatment in a VA mental health specialty program. To best serve our veteran community, it is imperative that we understand mental health issues and ways that we can help. Follow the links below to learn more about mental health issues, services that are available, and training opportunities.
There are three primary mental health concerns that you may encounter serving in the military.