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As we continue to navigate these challenging times, it’s essential to prioritize mental well-being. This is especially true for older adults, who may be reluctant to seek support due to stigma, misconceptions about mental health services, and lack of awareness about available resources. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers multiple programs aimed at improving the mental health and well-being of all ages.
U.S. veterans are disproportionately targeted by scam artists, with 35 percent of veterans losing money to fraud compared with 25 percent of civilians, according to a 2021 AARP survey.
AARP provides information and support for veterans, military, and all their families. Read the article below for some free and important mental health resources currently available for veterans of all ages.
Veterans are victims of con artists about twice as often as the general population, AARP research finds. About 16 percent of former service members lost money to fraud over a recent five-year period.
The annual Seattle Stand Down event helps veterans who are homeless or experiencing housing instability access social services, such as housing, jobs, legal aid and medical care.
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