Knowing what to say and do isn’t always easy so the VA has established a confidential telephone service for friends and families of veterans. Coaching into Care is a free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to talk with their Veteran about their concerns and about treatment options. Before you call, consider reading Tips for Encouraging Your Loved One to Access Mental Health Services on the Defense Centers of Excellence blog
Close friends and family members are often the only ones to recognize if a Sailor or family member is having trouble navigating the everyday or extraordinary stress of military life. Early intervention works but Sailors need to know where to go for the appropriate help.
Military members trust the people closest to them. Learn what to say and where to get help BEFORE you need it.
For more information, visit http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/index.asp or call 1-888-823-7458.