During this time we honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Home to over 1,000,000 Veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country. 80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including moreRead More
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Veterans and Loved Ones Can Now Access 24/7 Assistance via Crisis Line: Avert Possible Crisis by Seeking Help for Emotional Distress
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message toRead More
The United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced last week that it will add approximately 1,900 more mental health workers, to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff. This is in part of its mission to expand access to mental health servicesRead More
For the thousands of veterans returning home, getting back to life as usual is a hard task. Many come back traumatized from all they have seen and encountered and in need of mental health services. Thankfully, on July 13, 2010, VA published a final regulation that will make access toRead More