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Coaching Into Care | When a Veteran you know needs help

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

Call us Monday – Friday: Note, our hours have changed, we are available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time
  • If we miss your call, leave a message or email and we’ll return your call within one business day.
  • Coaching is provided by licensed psychologists or social workers and it is completely free of charge.
  • Calls generally last from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the situation. Some coaching requires more than one call, usually with the same coach.

About Coaching Into Care

Coaching Into Care is a free service for families and friends of Veterans. Our responders will briefly assess your concerns and provide appropriate resources and referrals. Through 10 to 30 minute calls, licensed psychologists and social workers offer guidance and help for starting conversations with the Veteran in your life about their mental health or substance use and motivating them to seek treatment if it’s needed. Call us: 888-823-7458.

Help enhance our services, get support helping your Veteran seek mental health care in the VA Family Study. Find out more here.

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This remote study can help you encourage your loved one to get the treatment they need and deserve, through a telephone coaching program.

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Coaching That’s Made for You

No matter your role in the Veteran’s life, we are here to educate, support, and empower you to help them access the mental health care they need and deserve.

Spouses and Significant Others

As a Veteran’s intimate partner, you may have questions about how to support the Veteran you love. Find answers through the following resources and programs:

Parents and Family Members

As a Veteran’s parent or other family member, you may need help in your efforts to show your support. Explore the topics below to get the help you need:


Find support for yourself or another Veteran in making treatment decisions. Start by exploring the resources below:

Other Veteran Supporters

Whether you are a friend, neighbor, or co-worker of a Veteran, you can make a difference by helping them seek care if they need it. Get started by exploring the topics below:

Additional Mental Health Resources