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Are you looking for help in encouraging a Veteran to get support or mental health care? Call 888-823-7458

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Program Overview

It can be difficult for family members and friends to help a Veteran who is facing a mental health challenge. If you are unsure how to start a conversation about seeking care, call Coaching Into Care at 888-823-7458.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Coaching Into Care is a free, confidential service for Veterans’ loved ones and other supporters. Responders will listen to your concerns and offer helpful resources and referrals.

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Articles, Blog Posts and Presentations

A Guide for Family Members and Friends in Helping Veterans Seek Mental Health Care

In this blog post, Steven L. Sayers, a clinical research psychologist and the director of Coaching Into Care, explains the need for the program and offers tips for helping the Veterans you care about.

Program Data

This poster presentation for the annual convention of the Society of Behavioral Medicine includes a description of Coaching Into Care and statistics about calls to the program.

“They Saved My Son’s Life”

Coaching Into Care helped Julie save the life of her son, a Marine Corps Veteran who threatened to jump from a 10th floor balcony on the day before his wedding.

When a Veteran You Know Needs Help …

This slide presentation from Coaching Into Care’s director of training explains how the program works and how responders help callers. 

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