The VA provides mental health counseling for Veterans and families at seven Vet Centers in Ohio. The VA also operates a 365-day-a-year Veterans Crisis Line for Veterans and families. Vet Center staffs provide individual, group, family, military sexual trauma, and bereavement counseling. Services include treatment for PTSD or help with any other military related issue that affects functioning within the family, work, school, or other areas of everyday life.
Other services include outreach, education, medical referral, homeless Veteran services, employment, VA benefit referral, and coordination with local providers. These services are a critical link in the overall health care available to Veterans. When negative events happen, people can experience a strong stress reaction. People may adapt normally, or they may experience an unusually intense response. This may also overwhelm one’s ability to respond to challenges and it may cause a person to experience significant distress.
Contact the nearest center or visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair Vet Center Program Website. If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, call 800-273-TALK (8255), and press 1 for Veterans.