U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Office of Mental Health Services aims to insure that all veterans have access to needed mental health care. VA Mental Health advances the principle that mental health care is an essential component of overall health care and promote mental health recovery.

Office of Mental Health Services website

Texas Veterans CommissionTexVet: Partners Across Texas

TexVet: Partners Across Texas is the collaborative effort of federal, state and local organizations, that focuses on bringing our military members and those that care about them a wealth of resources.

Veterans Chat & Prevention Services

This new service enables Veterans, their families and friends to go online where they can anonymously chat with a trained VA counselor. If a "chatter" is determined to be in a crisis, the counselor can take immediate steps to transfer the person to the VA Suicide Prevention Hotline, where further counseling and referral services are provided and crisis intervention steps can be taken.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline website

Vet CenterVet Center

Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling, services for family members for military-related issues and outreach services. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or the family.

Vet Centers website

Peer to Peer Support Group Meetings

Veteran-to-veteran support group meetings.

Texas State University

1555 University Boulevard
Round Rock Higher Education Center, Room 367
Round Rock, TX 78665

Hours: Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm.

For Information: 1512-238-2151

Austin Community College

Northridge Campus, Building 1000, Room 1117

Hours: Thursdays, 10 to 11 am.

Join us! As we welcome veterans to the Peer-to-Peer Group. These 1-hour group meetings will be facilitated by a trained OEF/OIF Combat Veteran. Call for more information: please contact Marshall Bennett at 512-223-4845.

Men & Women Veterans

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. More about the Veterans Crisis Line.

Texas Veterans Commission

The Texas Veterans Commission is committed to providing superior service through agency programs of claims assistance, employment services and education that will significantly improve the quality of life of Texas veterans and their families.

Seeking Mental Care

TRICARE beneficiaries who need assistance with depression, stress-related illness, chemical dependency, alcohol abuse problems or other related issues should know that TRICARE offers a wide range of mental health care services. Access to those services, also known as behavioral health care, is easy and convenient.

TRICARE's website