The issue of Veterans’ mental health and the recognition of signs and symptoms of mental health illness is exceptionally important. There is a broad range of resources available to help private and public employers, family and friends to identify mental health conditions common to veterans, including post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief. These resources are geared to assist employee-Veterans who exhibit such signs and symptoms in the workplace and in the home.
To assist Connecticut employers, family and friends better help our Veterans cope with mental health issues and intervene before a crisis occurs, the DVA established “Mental Health Resources for Veterans and their Employers” page to connect users to specific federal VA and state Department of Mental Health and Addition Service programs. There are many programs and services to help us help Veterans in need, but it is incumbent on all of us to utilize these resources and connect Veterans with the supportive programs available to them.