Veterans awareness and mental health support
This November, join us in honoring the commitment and sacrifices of our veterans. Together, we can raise awareness, foster understanding, and provide crucial support for their mental health and well-being.
Veterans, spouses and caregivers are encouraged to contact Dakota County Veterans Services at 651-554-5601 for assistance in navigating the services and benefits listed below.
Get immediate crisis help
Contact the Veteran Crisis Hotline. To reach a counselor:
Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Veterans Affairs mental health resources
The Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital and local VA Vet Centers provide a variety of mental health services to meet the needs of veterans. Services can include in-person, virtual and web-based applications.
To receive mental health services:
Veterans Affairs substance abuse resources
The VA offers treatment options for veterans with substance abuse problems. They have programs for medication-based and therapy-based treatment.
If you have VA health benefits, you can start treatment:
Training for professionals on veterans mental health
PsychArmor is a national nonprofit organization that provide data-driven and evidence-based education and training to improve the health and life outcomes of military-connected individuals and enhance the level of connection between civilians and military-connected people.
Additional mental health resources