During the coronavirus pandemic, people are understandably concerned about their physical health, and want to avoid potential infection as much as possible. However, while the primary focus at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has been on veterans’ physical well-being, their psychological health has often suffered as a result. The VA, however, has many services available for veterans suffering mental health issues during the coronavirus crisis.
The coronavirus is the single greatest public health crisis to have faced the country in over a century. The cost, both in terms of lives lost and damage to the economy, has been extraordinary, and many people are struggling merely to survive through this difficult time. In such circumstances, some people may feel that it is not important to care about mental health issues, or that addressing their own mental health is somehow selfish while there is a pandemic going on.
However, it is just as important for veterans suffering from mental health issues to seek help as it is for them to see a doctor if they feel sick. If you are a veteran suffering from depression, anxiety, or other psychological issues, you do not need to suffer alone. While the VA has many tips for people to help them cope with the stress of the coronavirus, know that you can always contact mental health professionals at the VA for therapy and treatment. Telehealth services are available, allowing you to have therapy sessions and consult with doctors online or over the phone, so do not allow the coronavirus to restrict your access to the mental health care you deserve.
The attorneys of Sullivan & Kehoe place a special focus on assisting disabled veterans. Although the courts are closed except for essential proceedings, our veterans’ disability lawyers are still available for remote consultation on your legal issues. Call our office at (800) 395 -7830 to schedule a consultation in our New York City, Garden City, Kings Park, Riverhead, or White Plains office, or visit our contact page.