Mental Health For Veterans
Maryland Commitment to Veterans
At the Maryland Commitment to Veterans resource coordinators will work with Veterans and family members to access important services, either through the VA system or with private providers. These services can include crisis intervention, emergency services, substance abuse, family & group counseling, and other behavioral health services. In addition, the program works with veterans who are ineligible for VA services, assisting them in getting their behavioral health needs met.
For more information on options for support and mental health services visit the U. S. Veterans Affairs website, search the 211MD database, or dial 2-1-1 for more veteran resources.
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans and their families & friends with qualified, caring responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of a loved one learn about signs of depression or suicide at the Veterans Crisis Line website.
Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Combat Call Line
The Combat Call Line is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans.
Call 1-877-WAR-VETS to recieve confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Caregiver Support Line
In your role as a family caregiver to a veteran the Caregiver Support Line understands the amount of strain that can put on you, both mentally and physically. Your role change to family caregiver may have been sudden, and you might feel as though you need support. The VA has set up a toll free line Mon-Fri, 8AM-11PM & Sat, 10:30AM-6PM that you can call to look for solutions and talk about your experiences.
Veteran Centers are one of the cornerstones of the mental health services offered through the Veterans Affairs to Veterans and their families. Each center offers readjustment counseling which can include family & group counseling, sexual trauma counseling, PTSD counseling, and any other mental health service you are in need of receiving. If you are a combat Veteran or experienced any sexual trauma during your military service, bring your DD214 to your local Veteran Center and speak with a counselor or therapist—many of whom are Veterans themselves—for free, without an appointment, and regardless of your enrollment status with VA. These centers are located across the state and in some cases transportation may be provided through your VA benefits.