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Family, Friends, and Co-workers: Connecting For Whole Health

Feeling listened to and connected to people you love and care about is an integral part of relationships. Having close, loving, and supportive relationships can improve your health and well-being.

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Connecting for Whole Health

Why are my relationships important to my health?

Relationships can affect our emotional, mental, and physical health and well-being. Connections to family, friends, community, and even animals can help reduce stress and improve your physical and emotional well-being.

The resources offered here will help support you as you work on your connections with others.

Whole Health Handouts

Coping with Grief Following a Death

Relationships and Health

Compassion Practice

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A Patient Centered Approach to Family, Friends, and Coworkers

Part of the Components of Health and Well-Being video series.

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Practicing What Matters Most: Fostering Healing Relationships

VA works to provide better care for Veterans by fostering stronger relationships among patients, providers, and loved ones.

VA National Center for PTSD

Find out about care near you and self-help resources for managing PTSD symptoms.

Warrior to Soul-Mate (W2SM)

The W2SM program teaches communication skills, relationship skills, and emotional literacy skills to couples.

National Resource Directory (NRD)

NRD connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

VA Caregiver Support

Information on programs to help caregivers support Veterans and themselves.

Articles by Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health

Resources for psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans and Service members can call, chat, or text this confidential crisis hotline (1-800-273-8255).

VA Social Work

Social workers and case managers can help with concerns ranging from financial or marital problems to depression and help you find programs in your community.