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Top Ten Health Resources for Veterans in 2014

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by Hans Petersen, Staff Writer
Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year from the Veterans Health Administration!

Whether you are a Veteran, related to one or count a Veteran as a good friend, here is a valuable list of some of the things we do for America’s Veterans.

We hope you put this at the top of your Favorites list, save it in the device of your choice or maybe just print it out and hang it on the fridge. It could come in handy many times in 2014.

1. Health Benefits

This is an easy guide to VA’s comprehensive medical benefits package. It includes helpful instructions on how to apply.

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2. Vet Centers

Did you know there are 300 Vet Centers across the U.S. and surrounding territories? They are for Veterans who have served in any combat zone with a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services.

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3. Mental Health

The Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families is intended for Veterans, Veteran family members, members of Veterans Services Organizations or members of other groups interested in VA mental health care.

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4. Homeless

VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.

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5. PTSD

Brave Veterans with PTSD tell their stories, hoping it will help other Vets — a compelling VA online resource.

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6. Women Veterans

VA has made tremendous progress improving services for women by redesigning the delivery of comprehensive primary care for women and training VA providers in women’s health.

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7. My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

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8. Disease Prevention

Here’s help to quit smoking, lose weight and a lot more to keep your healthy.

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9. Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responder through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text.

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10. Links to VA Services

This is a quick list of links to the many health support services available to Veterans.

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Have a happy, healthy 2014!