Find Help for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol if You’re a Veteran or Former Service Member
Veteran’s Affairs (VA) can connect you with mental health and substance use care—no matter your discharge status, service history, or eligibility for VA health care.
- Find immediate help if you are thinking about hurting yourself or others
- Find a VA treatment programs for drug or alcohol use
- Find VA mental health services
- Find a Vet Center near you, which can help Vets who aren’t enrolled in VA healthcare
You can also:
- If you’re comfortable, ask your doctor, social worker, loved ones, or a trusted friend if they know any health care professionals or programs.
- Use the SAMHSA search for health care professionals and programs or call 1-800-662-4357 any time day or night. The call line has people who can speak with you in English or Spanish.
- If you have a job, ask your employer’s human resources department if they have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP is a free and confidential service that your company pays for. The service can help employees with mental health, drug or alcohol use, grief, and trauma.
- Find a health center that provides free or low-cost care.
- If you’re a student, look for your school’s health center or peer support group.
- Learn about support groups.
Last Updated: 04/24/2023