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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)


Women Veterans' Mental Health

VA Health Benefits include High-Quality Mental Health Services for Women Veterans

These include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient care at VA medical centers
  • Community-based outpatient treatment services
  • Vet Center support, including individual and whole-family services, for post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, depression, readjustment, and substance use disorders

For in-depth information on specific topics, visit Mental Health services for women Veterans.  Scroll down for stories and resources related to substance use, MST, homelessness, and health care.

PTSD Treatment Decision Aid

Learn about PTSD and how this decision aid can help.

Facts About Suicide Among Women Veterans: August 2019

Every Veteran suicide is a tragic outcome.  Regardless of the numbers or rates, one Veteran suicide is too many.  Learn more »

Need help now?  Contact the Veterans Crisis Line

Call the Veterans Crisis Line @ 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 Text the Veterans Crisis Line @ 838255 Confidential Veterans Chat

#BeThere Campaign

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Angie’s Story - VA Treatment Helped Save Her from a Life of Addiction

Angie was sexually assaulted while serving in the Army, and for 10 years used alcohol and drugs to cope with the resulting post-traumatic stress disorder.  She sought help from VA and was in treatment within a week.  She’s been in recovery for five years and has since married. [07/02/2015]

Learn more about VA services related to substance use disorders »

BriGette’s Story - Recognizing the Effects of Military Sexual Trauma

BriGette and her daughter faced many health challenges, and the medical expenses strained the family’s budget.  Financial stress led BriGette to go to VA for her prescriptions. While there, routine questions identified prior military sexual trauma.  That step led her to the counseling to get back on track. [01/16/2016]

Learn more about VA services related to MST »

Lidia’s Story - Moving Past Homelessness and Depression

Lidia, a Navy Veteran, lost a close fellow sailor in the USS Cole bombing.  After her service, she lost her civilian job and became homeless and depressed.  When Lidia hit rock bottom, she went to VA for treatment and became connected to women’s programs.  The support she received got her back on her feet. [08/26/2013]

Help for Homeless VeteransLearn more about VA programs to end homelessness among women Veterans »

Women Veterans’ Overall Health Resources

Three Veterans, Three Stories of Women’s Health

Natasha, Karla, and Kim on service, identity, and choosing VA health care.  Share their stories and help female Veterans learn more about the VA benefits they may be eligible for! [06/19/2015]

Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMENLearn more about VA health care for women Veterans »

Women Veteran Resources

Health Information Benefits Information Burials and Memorials Information Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN

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