Mental Health & Substance Abuse

General Information:

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Data:

Warning Signs of Mental Illness:

Alcohol and Substance Abuse, including Opioids:

Suicide Prevention:

Mental Health Information for Veterans:

  • The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Mental Health Resources Center provides information about mental health and support services specifically for veterans. Conditions include: anxiety, bipolar, depression, military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, substance use, and suicide prevention.
  • Military One Source, a resource from the U.S. Department of Defense provides Service Members and their families with a broad range of information on issues of concern to them, including mental health, available 24/7 at 1-800-342-9647.
  • TRICARE, the health care program for Uniformed Service members, retirees, and their families.
  • A resource for homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness that provides access to trained counselors, 24/7.

Where to Find Treatment:

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call 1800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the online treatment locators.
  • SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline
    1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)

    Information on where to locate treatment services in your area, available Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm, EST.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Chat Online

    If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Information about Health Insurance and Mental Health Services, including the enhanced coverage for mental and substance abuse disorders provided under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).