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Resources for Veterans and Mental Health

On November 11th, the nation marks Veterans’ Day, where we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces in all branches. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention has shared with us some excellent resources to assist those who gave so much to our country.

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ national public awareness campaign that features true stories of Veterans who have faced and overcome challenges. Veterans’ unscripted and candid testimonials highlight the strength and resilience of those who have served our country, and demonstrate paths to leading fulfilling lives.

Make the Connection helps Veterans recognize there are people out there like them who are going through similar experiences. Veterans and their families are encouraged to “make the connection”— with information and resources, with the strength and resilience of Veterans like themselves, with other people, and with available sources of support including mental health treatments.
Make the Connection Facebook Page

Veterans Memorial Green, located near the Topsfield Library. The Wounded Color Sergeant Civil War monument, sculpted by Mrs. Theo A. Ruggles Kitson, is located on Veterans Memorial Green. The monument was dedicated on July 25, 1914, with an oration by U.S. Representative and future Governor of Massachusetts, Samuel W. McCall

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line (dialing 988 and then press 1, or texting 838255) is a free, confidential resource that connects you to a real person specially trained to support Veterans. Do not hesitate to use this resource if you are a veteran, or care for a veteran.

The Veterans Crisis Line website contains information on warning signs of crisis.

Topsfield Veterans Agent

Located on the First Floor of the Topsfield Town Offices at 8 West Common Street, the Veterans’ Services Officer, Richard Cullinan, is available by Email, Phone or Appointment.

The Mission of Topsfield Veterans’ Services is to provide Veterans with quality support services including:

  • Emergency financial assistance program for Veterans and their dependents in need.
  • Annuities for 100% Disabled Veterans and Gold Star Parents.
  • Housing/shelter assistance.
  • Veterans License Plates
  • Employment & Educational opportunities.

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