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 Affairs 
           Veterans Crisis Hotline  1 (800) 273- 8255   press "1"
          Veterans CHAT 
          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.
Learn more about how to join a Peer Support Group
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   
Link to: New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and Link to: Valencia County Assessors Veterans Outreach  These two Organizations work together to provide the highest quality of care and the best quality of life for New Mexico Veterans and their families.

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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.