April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to increase public awareness of VA’s services and support for Veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma (MST). This year, VA’s message is: “We believe you – and we believe in you.” The VA offers free counseling and treatment to Veterans for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. Veterans do not need to have a VA disability rating, have reported the MST or have other documentation of the experience to get this care. They may be able to receive services even if they are not eligible for other VA care.
Learn more about MST and explore other resources: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/MST/index.asp