Women Veterans Health Care
Women & Depression
Today’s women Veterans could be our sisters, aunts, mother, grandmothers or great-grandmothers. The generational, geographic and culturally diverse cohorts of women Veterans may have unique mental health needs when it comes to seeking help, services and treatment for depression.
The Office of Women's Health Services is partnering the Office of Women's Mental Health, on the depression campaign, and seeks to increase awareness about depression. VA offers women Veterans resources to help them understand, identify and seek treatment for depression. Depression is the most common diagnosis among women Veterans and it goes largely unrecognized. The good news is that it is treatable. There is always hope and VA can help.
VA offers a full range of mental health services for women Veterans, including outpatient, residential and inpatient services. Women Veterans can download and read VA’s Mental Health Guide (see page 17) or call the Women Veterans Call Center at (855) 829-6636 to learn more about the available outpatient services.