Caregivers play a significant role in strengthening the health and wellness of disabled veterans. It can be a very difficult job. Fortunately, there are a substantial number of resources available for those who find themselves in the position of caregiver.
Substance Use Disorder is a significant issue across West Virginia and sadly, this extends to the veteran community. Those who are at greater risk of developing a substance abuse problem have typically experienced multiple deployments, exposure to combat, and certain injuries that require specific medical treatment.
One of the most important benefits for a military member who has retired from the Armed Services is access to health care coverage under one of the TRICARE program’s health plans.
Mental health issues are among the greatest challenges that our veteran community faces. Any veteran can access the Veterans Crisis Line to address issues of mental illness and suicidal thoughts.