On this and every Veteran’s Day, we ask that you join us in thanking veterans for their service. Many sacrifice their health when serving our country.
11–20% of veterans experience PTSD in a given year, compared with less than 4% of the general population.
Suicide rates of military service members and veterans are at an all-time high, with deaths by suicide having increased by 25% during 2020.
Now more than ever, we need to provide veterans and military service members with the mental health care and support they need.
We are proud to be providing community members with support in our Homefront Class (now in session; stay tuned for additional classes).
More on veterans and mental health:
Mental health impacts and support for veterans and military service members
Veteran services from LA Department of Mental Health
Blog post by NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr.
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1; 1-800-273-8255, Press 1; start a confidential chat by texting 838255; if you have hearing loss, call TTY: 800-799-4889