RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Veteran Crisis Hotline has seen an increase in calls from veterans since the U.S. began to withdraw from Afghanistan.
The Durham Veterans Affairs office said it was normal and expected for veterans to have an emotional response to the end of the war and the images they’re seeing on television.
They said many veterans seeking mental health services right now are expressing concerns about what happened in Afghanistan. Along with mental health services, there are also chaplain services and spiritual support offered through the VA.
The department wants veterans to know they are not alone and there is help available.
Below are support resources for veterans.
Veterans Crisis Line
- Call: 1-800-273-8255
- Visit: www.veteranscrisisline.net
- Text: 838255
Durham’s Mental Health Care
Veterans Mental Health Resources
Local help for Veterans and Active Duty, Guard, Reserve:
DCoE Outreach Center
Disaster Distress Helpline
- Call or text 1-800-985-5990