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We are asking all Ohioans to help Ohio heroes by drawing attention to the warning signs and resources available to prevent suicide among veterans and military members.

Know the warning signs:

  • Personality Change
  • Agitation
  • Withdrawal
  • Poor Self-Care
  • Hopelessness

The VA also shares these veteran-specific signs:
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/SignsOfCrisis/Identifying.aspx
 

How can we help?

Struggling with Post Traumatic Stress?

Vet Centers understand and appreciate veterans' war experiences while assisting you and your family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

Need a counselor but don’t want to go to the VA?

Find a community based behavioral health counselor with training in military culture near you.

Having money troubles?

Ohio’s 88 local County Veterans Service Offices provide financial assistance.

Lost your job?

Veterans Workforce Services is ready to help you. Learn more.

Or visit your Local Ohio Means Jobs Center.

Need legal help?

Ohio Legal Help has free lawyers ready to assist you.

Find a special veterans’ court where the emphasis is on treatment and diversion, not punishment.

Homeless?

There are many resources in Ohio and nationally that can help you.

Need help with health care?

Ohio’s 88 local County Veterans Service Offices will help you apply for VA healthcare you've earned.

Looking for a VA healthcare center in Ohio?

Find the facility nearest you.

TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members, including active duty and retired members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and their families around the world.

Need a ride to medical appointments?

Ohio’s 88 local County Veterans Service Offices provide free transportation to medical appointments.

Having trouble paying your utility bills?

The Ohio Home Energy Assistance Program may be an option.

Local Resources

VA Vet Center Program (readjustment counseling)

Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

Community-Based Behavioral Health Providers

Locate behavioral health professionals in your community who have military culture training with the Star Behavioral Health Providers Registry. These professionals have specialized training in understanding and treating military service members and their families.

Ohio Cares for the National Guard

Ohio Cares is a collaboration of state and local agencies supporting the behavioral health of current active Ohio National Guard personnel and their families, and includes a non-emergency resource information line at 1-800-761-0868.

Mental Health Illness Resources

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resources from the VA

Other Mental Health-Related Resources

Military One Source health and wellness

Relink.org health and wellness resources 

Relink.org offers a variety of resources related to behavioral health and addiction recovery, among others. Many resources listed include a "Veteran Specific Services" filter.

Star Behavioral Health Providers

The Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) registry is a comprehensive resource for service members, veterans and their families to locate behavioral health professionals in their own communities who have specialized training in understanding and treating military service members and their families.

Military Dad shares the warning signs of suicide, encourages vets in need to call the Veterans Crisis line at 1-800-273-TALK