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Feelings of Depression

Feelings of depression can impact your life in many ways. Things like feeling exhausted or down, a change in your eating or sleeping habits, trouble concentrating, or having a hard time dealing with stress can all stem from feeling depressed.

Here are resources for Veterans experiencing feelings of depression.

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Local Resources & Online Programs5 Resources

  • Find your Local VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator
    24/7 confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones
  • Suicide Prevention
    Suicide prevention resources to support you and your loved ones
  • Find VA Locations
    Search VA and in-network community care providers by your location and needs
  • Readjustment Counseling
    Search Vet Centers for counseling and outreach services
  • Coaching into Care
    Free call service for those wanting to help a Veteran in their life access mental health care

Mental Health8 Resources

  • Depression Overview
    Signs and symptoms of depression
  • Depression Treatment
    Depression treatment options and local or telehealth mental health specialists
  • Depression Screening
    10 question anonymous depression screening
  • Mental Health Support, Topics, & Resources
    Mental health resources by topic and support near you
  • About Depression
    Self-help tools and VA resources to treat depression
  • About Stress & Anxiety
    Self-help tools and VA resources to manage stress and anxiety

LGBTQ+ Veterans2 Resources

  • LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator Facilities
    Directory of local LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator facilities
  • LGBTQ+ Veterans Mental Health Resources
    Mental health resources for LGBTQ+ Veterans

Firearm Storage1 Resource

  • Firearm Suicide Prevention & Lethal Means Safety
    Firearm and medication storage safety

Relationships3 Resources

  • Loss of Interest or Pleasure
    Self-help tools and VA resources to connect with care
  • Social Withdrawal & Isolation
    Self-help tools and VA resources to help if you are experiencing social withdrawal
  • Relationship Problems
    Self-help tools and VA resources to help you improve relationships

Sleep Problems3 Resources

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)
    Free course (SleepEZ) to help manage insomnia
  • Path to Better Sleep Resources
    Free anonymous program to help you get better sleep
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) Coach Mobile App
    A mobile app to help teach Veterans how to improve their sleep