That’s the underlying theme of “Stand by Them,” a new VA outreach program aimed at enlisting help of friends, family and colleagues to recognize when a Veteran is in crisis and get help.
Whether it’s sticking by a loved one in tough times, asking the right questions to make sure a veteran is doing alright, or reaching out if you’re concerned about a veteran you know.
“History shows that the costs of war will continue to grow for a decade or more after the wars have ended,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki in a news release. “The mental health and well-being of our brave men and women who have served the Nation is the highest priority for the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
The bottom line: No matter what’s going on, support is available.