When the brave men and women who serve in the military enter life after service, they may be faced with yet another battle. This one, however, is unseen. Because of the activities involved in military actions, many former servicemembers are left with unseen scars in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental health issues. These mental health problems can be difficult to deal with on your own, so it's important for veterans to know that there are plenty of resources available to help.

Military OneSource 
This Department of Defense-created program is a 24/7 hotline that struggling servicemembers call call if they are experiencing mental health difficulties. Professionally-trained counselors are available to assist veterans with whatever issues they may be experiencing. The number for Military OneSource is 1-800-342-9647.

VA Mental Health 
According to this program is meant to "to enable people with mental health problems to live meaningful lives in their communities and achieve their full potential." It directs former servicemembers and their family members to resources that could be useful for those dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD.

DoD/VA Suicide Outreach: Resources for Suicide Prevention 
This website was created to be an all-access connection to helpful mental health resources. Among suicide prevention hotlines, this website also has videos and forums designed to help former servicemembers reach a healthy mental status and learn better coping skills.

DCoE Outreach Center 
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury is responsible for this agency. Here, veterans can find help specifically with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. Families members of struggling veterans may also find this organization's information and resources helpful.

Veteran Centers 
Sometimes, mental healing comes from simply spending time and talking with others who have experienced similar situations. Veterans centers are often great places for former servicemembers who are struggling with mental health. Getting to know other veterans in the community and having a chance to express feelings to a group of people who will understand can be hugely beneficial.

Though mental health issues are not uncommon in returning servicemembers that does not mean they can go ignored. If you or a loved one is searching for mental health help or resources, you can contact any of the organizations mentioned above or reach out to your local VA office. Remember, you are not alone and there is always someone to help.