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Feelings of Isolation

Feelings of isolation can impact your life in many ways. Things like avoiding people, work, or commitments, missing military camaraderie, or not caring about the things you used to can all stem from feeling alone.

Here are resources for Veterans experiencing feelings of isolation.

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Community Involvement2 Resources

  • Get Involved with the VA Center for Development and Civic Engagement
    Information on VA volunteer opportunities and other ways to help
  • VA Outreach Events
    Join an event for conversation and information near you or online

Local Resources & Online Programs6 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
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Facility Locator
    Confidentiality search for mental health or substance use disorder treatment facilities
  • 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

LGBTQ+ Veterans3 Resources

  • LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator Facilities
    Directory of local LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator facilities
  • Sharing LGBTQ+ Identity with Providers
    Resources and support for LGBTQ+ Veterans navigating their health care
  • LGBTQ+ Veterans Mental Health Resources
    Mental health resources for LGBTQ+ Veterans

Women Veterans Health Care2 Resources

  • About Women Veterans Health Care
    Resources and services for women's health
  • Women Veterans Call Center
    Navigate the VA with the Women Veterans Call Center

Veterans of Color1 Resource

  • Center for Minority Veterans (CMV)
    Information on the Center for Minority Veterans (CMV) and initiatives

Mental Health5 Resources

  • Self-Check Quiz
    Anonymous quiz to learn if you are experiencing stress and/or depression
  • Mental Health Veteran Resources
    VA resources to address mental health stressors and experiences
  • Mental Health Self-Assessments
    Self-assessment to learn if your feelings and behaviors may be related to treatable conditions
  • My Recovery Plan
    Explore this tool developed to help Veterans recovering from a mental health condition
  • Depression Overview
    Signs and symptoms of depression

Relationships2 Resources

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

Firearm Storage1 Resource

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