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