Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

How to connect to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
and Press 1
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Resources

To find out how to access VA mental health services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST), depression, grief, anxiety, and other needs on the VA website. You can use some services even if you’re not enrolled in VA health care.


Life has its challenges. As a Veteran you don't have to solve them alone. Use this site to get support that is designed specifically for you. If you’re a family member or a friend, you can also find resources that are designed specifically for the Veteran in your life.


Moving Forward is an educational and life coaching program that teaches Problem Solving skills to help you better handle life’s challenges. It is designed for Veterans, Service Members and their families. 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with the Department of Defense (DoD) to create free smartphone applications you can use to help manage your physical and mental health. These include apps to help you deal with stress, quit smoking, and more. 

Resources and support outside of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

This 24/7, 365-day-a-year emergency mental health hotline offers support for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Dial 988 then press 1

Rush: Road Home Program

The Road Home Program provides mental health care and wellness to veterans of all eras, service members and their families at no cost and regardless of discharge status. Call the program at (312) 942-8387 (VETS)

Illinois Department of Human Services

The Illinois Department of Human Services' Division of Mental Health offers a continuum of services from intensive in-patient hospitalization to outpatient care backed by supportive housing and employment programs.

K9s for Veterans

K9s for Veterans mission is to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder transition back to civilian life once their military service has ended with the help of trained service dogs. To learn more about their mission and services please call 773-854-1000

Military OneSource

This free service provides expert support to connect military personnel and their families with the best available resources to fit their needs. For support, visit the Military OneSource website or call 800-342-9647 anytime, day or night.