You were not alone then, you are
not alone now. There are 20 million vets who would give their lives for
you. PLEASE, don't take yours.
After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad,
anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel
stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be
suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like
you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again.
This is why we have created the "buddy-buddy" program. Veterans
like you, that have shared a similar experience or trauma in one of our
nations many conflicts, are available to talk with you openly and
privately and help you deal with issues associated with your experience.
If you are struggling, if you are in pain, if you just need to talk, please call.
Veterans Crisis Hotline 1 (800) 273- 8255 press "1"
Veterans TEXT 838255
Veterans Peer Support Group
Post 9676 is a member of a Los Lunas/New Mexico VA Health Care - Veterans Peer Support Group
The purpose of this Veterans Peer Support Group is to provide opportunities for Veterans:
- To take control of their own recovery,
- To teach and support the learning skills needed to facilitate one's recovery,
- To inform Veterans of available services and resources,
- To help Veterans develop a sense of wellness and self-worth,
- To bring a unique perspective to the treatment teams they work with.
Veterans Justice Outreach
The Department of Veterans Affairs is dedicated to providing Justice Involved Veterans with appropriate treatment services. Veteran Justice Outreach Specialist work with justice systems: courts, jails/prisons, and law enforcement to identify Veterans in the system and offer them opportunities. Learn more about Veterans Justice Outreach.
Contact Nathan Deleon, LCSW at 505-206-9086
Valencia County Collaborative for Veterans
Post 9676 is a member of the Valencia County Collaborative for Veterans. This Collaborative consists of 20 to 25 different organization from the US Veterans Affairs, New Mexico Veterans Affairs, Valencia County, Village of Los Lunas, Goodwill and others. This Collaborative meeting periodically and identifies Veterans with various needs, whether it medical, financial, or psychological. The Veterans' needs are determined and the Veteran is directed to the resources best equipped to help the Veteran. For more information about the Valencia County Collaborative,
Contact Nathan Deleon, Collaborative Co-Chairman 505-206-9086
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and Valencia County Veterans Outreach