Use Your Voice to Support Our Nation’s Veterans

Mental health is a sensitive subject that can be difficult to talk about. So during Mental Health Awareness Month this May and year-round, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages you to use your voice. Show your support for our Nation’s Veterans by helping to foster a positive national conversation about Veteran mental health.

By using your voice, you can relieve the discomfort and fear that too often accompany the topic of mental health conditions and treatment. By using your voice, you can help Veterans overcome barriers that may prevent them from seeking care. By using your voice, you can start a conversation to show Veterans that they are not alone, that mental health treatment works, and that resources for support and recovery are readily available if they need them.  

Whether you are a Veteran or have a Veteran in your life, you can show your support. Learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, get familiar with the tools available to find and access local resources, and share this valuable information with your family members, friends, and community.

Visit to learn more about ways to get involved during Mental Health Awareness Month, hear Veterans’ inspirational stories of recovery, and download shareable content.

May 4, 2017 - 10:35am