Celebrating Veterans Day

Celebrating Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a time to honor and pay our respects to all those who have served. The sacrifices made by members of the United States military have granted us the freedoms we have today. For many veterans, this sacrifice has caused lasting effects on their mental health. On this day, and throughout the year, we encourage our community to help support veterans and their health.

In order to best support those who served, it is important to learn and understand what they may struggle with. To help spread education, we have compiled the following list of resources on veterans’ mental health, as well as the history of Veterans Day.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “Veterans Day History”

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has provided an extensive history of how Veterans Day started, and how it has grown over the years. Although the meaning behind Veterans Day may seem simple, its full origin story offers a look into how truly meaningful the day is.

In addition to the history overview, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also offers many resources for veterans’ health, finances, and more on their website.

Visit their website at: https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “Veteran Mental Health: Not All Wounds are Visible”

In this article by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), readers are provided a real look into the mental health issues that many veterans may face. They bring light to the fact that many veterans face wounds internally, and oftentimes in silence.

Visit their website at: https://www.nami.org/Blogs/From-the-CEO/November-2021/Veteran-Mental-Health-Not-All-Wounds-are-Visible

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “Veterans and Active Duty”

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a webpage dedicated to veterans and active duty service members. They offer statistics and insights into the many mental health struggles that may be faced by those who have served, or who are currently serving.

Visit their website at: https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Veterans-Active-Duty

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line offers 24/7, confidential crisis assistance for veterans and their loved ones. To those struggling, visit the following link or call the number below.

Visit their website at: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Veterans Crisis Line: Call 988, and press 1