Mental Health - VA Healthcare-VISN 4
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VA Healthcare-VISN 4

 

Mental Health

VISN 4 is committed to a recovery-oriented approach to mental health care for Veterans. We want to ensure mental illness is not the center of any Veteran's world. Our mission is to promote the highest level of wellness and life satisfaction for every Veteran we care for.

"It's Worth It To Me"

Watch the story of three Veterans—through their own words and sharing their daily lives—who have relied on VA to recover and cope with mental health-related issues.

It's Worth It To Me

If you have experienced:

  • a serious or life-threatening traumatic experience
  • nightmares or have difficulty sleeping
  • excessive irritability, anxiety or depression
  • difficulty readjusting to civilian life
  • struggles with alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs
  • military sexual trauma
  • severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • homelessness

Please take one of the following actions:

  • Visit one of VISN 4's ten medical centers.
  • Stop by one of our 45 community-based outpatient clinics.
  • Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (press 1).
  • Click on www.veteranscrisisline.net to chat with a trained counselor.

Services Available Throughout VISN 4

If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, medication or evidence-based treatments (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and prolonged exposure therapy) may be able to help you manage your symptoms.

Our treatments for substance abuse can include medications to decrease cravings for and ease withdrawal, therapeutic substitutes, psychotherapy, or residential treatment programs for intensive treatment.

Our Veterans Justice Outreach Partnership is a unique program that gets Veterans the treatment they need as an alternative to incarceration. Working together with local courts, we connect Veterans with resources to help them combat the problems at the root of their legal troubles. Each of our medical centers has a staff member dedicated to working with Veterans involved with the justice system.

We also offer TeleMental health services for Veterans who live a distance away from a medical center or a clinic, or who find it difficult to get to one of our facilities.

If you are a Veteran with concerns about your mental health, please contact the VA or visit one of our medical centers or outpatient clinics soon. Remember it takes the strength and courage of a warrior to ask for help!

Contact Info

Location

  • VISN 4

    Administrative Office Only

Contact Number(s)

  • 412-822-3292

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday