There is #NoShame in getting help for addiction or mental health challenges. This May, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) is partnering with the SAFE Project, a national non-profit committed to overcoming the epidemic of addiction in the United States, to highlight the impacts of substance use disorder and mental health challenges in the veteran community, fight the stigma associated with seeking help and promote resources available to combat addiction.
Take the #NoShame Pledge
While millions of veterans struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or mental illness the stigma surrounding these challenges can create significant barriers to seeking treatment. But you can help end stigma.
As we mark Mental Health Awareness Month, join CVN in taking the SAFE Project’s #NoShame pledge to support the ability to get help without judgement. Take the pledge:
Take a photo of your signed pledge and share it to social media using #NoShame to bring awareness to your efforts to combat stigma and encourage others to join the #NoShame Movement.
Connect with Resources
Both CVN and SAFE Project are working to connect our veteran and military community members with critical resources in support of their mental health and well-being, including:
- SAFE Project’s Virtual Veterans Recovery Meetings – Weekly nationwide virtual peer-support meetings providing a space for veterans to meet with their peers, enjoy camaraderie and share their recovery journeys.
- SAFE Veterans – Dedicated to connecting veterans, active duty service members, their families and caregivers to the resources they need to combat substance use disorder.
- Cohen Clinics – CVN’s 23 Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics across the country are providing accessible, high-quality mental health services to all post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members and the entire military family.