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Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Manage the Impact on Your Mental Health

The continuous news, social media posts and often heartbreaking imagery coming out of Ukraine amidst the Russian invasion can be difficult for everyone, but these world events may be especially challenging for Veterans and their caregivers. You may find yourself feeling depressed, angry, helpless or confused. The conflict may also be a powerful reminder of moments from your own service.

When world events feel overwhelming or troubling, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers resources and support to Veterans and their caregivers.

  • Connect with a Veterans Crisis Line responder any time day or night through phone, text or chat. You can reach them by phone at 988 and press 1, or text 838255.
  • Find information on anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prevention, substance abuse and more.
  • Find local care and connect with a mental health specialist near you.

Over 1.7 million Veterans received mental health services through VA last year. If you have become deeply affected by the crisis in Ukraine, reach out for the support you deserve.

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