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Life Transitions

Leaving military service can create stress that shows up in different ways. Things like avoiding people, getting angry easily, feeling overwhelmed and finding constant distractions, such as games or the internet.

Here are resources for Veterans going through life transitions.

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Local Resources & Online Programs5 Resources

  • Transition Assistance Program
    Information about the VA Transition Assistance Program and its benefits
  • Vet Center Call Center
    Information on the 24/7 call center for conversations about readjustment to civilian life
  • Find your Local VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator
    24/7 confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones
  • Coaching into Care
    Free call service for those wanting to help a Veteran in their life access mental health care
  • Find VA Locations
    Search VA and in-network community care providers by your location and needs

Getting Started with the VA3 Resources

  • Veterans Affairs
    Explore VA benefits and health care
  • Connect With Stories of Help and Hope
    Find Veteran stories like yours
  • VA Welcome Kit
    Print or download your VA Welcome Kit to learn about Veteran benefits and services

Transitions4 Resources

  • Transition and Care Management Team Locator
    Post 9/11-era Veterans can locate your local VA Liaison
  • Transitioning from Service
    Information, resources, and tools for the transition back to civilian life
  • Transitioning Service Member Resources
    Resources to aid the transition back to civilian life
  • Retirement & Aging
    Information, resources, and tools to help you manage your retirement and aging

Mental Health2 Resources

  • Suicide Prevention
    Suicide prevention resources to support you and your loved ones
  • About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    Information, resources, and tools to help you address posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Disability1 Resource

  • File a VA Disability Claim
    Lean how to file a claim for disability compensation or increased disability compensation

Money Management1 Resource

  • VA Pension Benefits
    Information on accessing and managing your VA pension benefits

Education & Training2 Resources

  • GI Bill Comparison Tool
    Compare your GI Bill Benefits by searching by schools, employers, or training providers
  • Other VA Education Benefits
    Information about VA education benefits and programs

Relationships1 Resource

  • Managing Relationships with Friends & Family
    Find resources and tools to help manage your relationships with friends and family

Sleep Problems3 Resources

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

Minority Benefits4 Resources

  • Minority Veteran Benefits
    A benefit information and resources for minority Veterans
  • Women Veteran Benefits
    VA benefit information and resources for Women Veterans
  • LGBTQ+ Veteran Benefits
    VA benefit information and resources for LGBTQ+ Veterans
  • Native American Veteran Benefits
    VA benefit information and resources for Native American Veterans