- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - It’s estimated that one in five of the 70,000 veterans and active-duty troops in the Pikes Peak region suffers some symptom of war-caused mental illness.

To help troops and veterans deal with the mental impact of war, the region has amassed a number of services, including care provided by non-profits and local agencies.

Here are some ways troops and veterans in need can get mental health help locally:

For crisis help, call the Veteran’s Crisis Line at 800-273-8255.

For 24-hour-a-day advice from veterans, call Vets4Warriors at 855-838-8255.

To connect with community resources to deal with war-caused mental health issues, call the Peak Military Care Network at 211 or visit peakmilitarycarenetwork.org.

To learn more about moral injury, visit https://1.usa.gov/1KmqM9T .


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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