Veterans Health Administration sent this bulletin at 08/18/2021 03:29 PM EDT
The ongoing events in Afghanistan and the upcoming 20th anniversary of the September 11 attack has had a direct impact on our nation’s Veterans and their loved ones. As Veterans of all eras react to these events, we want to make you aware of resources available to help support Veterans during what may be a difficult time.
Veterans may be questioning the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel more moral distress about experiences they had during their service. VA is committed to making sure that the well-being of every Veteran is addressed.
As our community provider partners, we ask you to take extra care of our Veterans during these challenging times. Please encourage them and their loved ones to talk with their friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, or connect with a peer-to-peer network, a spiritual leader, and/or mental health provider.
There are a number of resources readily available to Veterans listed below. We encourage you to share them with the Veterans and their beneficiaries that you serve.