Countless veterans suffer from service-related mental health disorders with post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder being the most common. Many veterans face barriers to treatment for their mental health issues, including embarrassment, shame, long wait times to receive treatment, a lack of understanding of the problem or treatment options and stigma associated with mental health issues. These mental health issues, combined with the numerous barriers, put veterans at a high risk for suicide.
Many Veterans may not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a Veteran needs help.
When You Should Call
If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties as a Veteran and/or exhibiting any of the following warning signs, the Arkansas Crisis Center is here for you to provide emotional support and resources in your area. If someone is in immediate danger or you are unable to connect, please dial 9-1-1.