Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Help Ohio's Heroes
Help Ohio's Heroes
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255
and press 1
Text to 838255
to get help now
Military dad shares the warning signs
of suicide
We are asking all Ohioans to help Ohio heroes by drawing attention to the warning signs and resources available to prevent suicide among veterans and military members.
Know the warning signs
• Personality Change
• Agitation
• Withdrawal
• Poor Self-Care
• Hopelessness
Col. Tansill encourages Ohio vets in need to call Veterans Crisis Line
The VA also shares these veteran specific signs.
How can we help?
Struggling with Post Traumatic Stress?
Vet Centers understand and appreciate veterans' war experiences while assisting you and your family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.
Need a counselor but don’t want to go to the VA?
Find a community based behavioral health counselor with training in military culture near you.
Having money troubles?
Ohio’s 88 local county veterans service offices provide financial assistance.
Lost your job?
Veterans Workforce Services is ready to help you. Learn more.
Or visit your Local Ohio Means Jobs Center.
Need legal help?
Operation Legal Help Ohio has free lawyers ready to assist you.
Find a special veterans’ court where the emphasis is on treatment and diversion, not punishment.
There are many resources in Ohio and nationally that can help you.
Need help with health care?
Ohio’s 88 local county veterans service offices will help you apply for VA healthcare you've earned.
Looking for a VA healthcare center in Ohio?
Find the facility nearest you.
TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members, including active duty and retired members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and their families around the world.
Need a ride to medical appointments?
Ohio’s 88 local County Veterans Service Offices provide free transportation to medical appointments.
Having trouble paying your utility bills?
Local resources
VA Vet Center Program (readjustment counseling)
Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.
Community Based Behavioral Health Providers
Locate behavioral health professionals in your community who have military culture training with the Star Behavioral Health Providers Registry. These professionals have specialized training in understanding and treating military service members and their families.
Ohio Cares for the National Guard
Ohio Cares is a collaboration of state and local agencies supporting the behavioral health of current active Ohio National Guard personnel and their families, and includes a non-emergency resource information line at 1-800-761-0868.
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