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Mental Health or Suicide Emergency Connect to the Veteran Crisis Line Dial 988, then Press 1

ODVA has a passion to see veterans live a quality life. That is hard to accomplish if you or someone you love is struggling with mental health and suicidal symptoms. It is our goal to ensure Oklahoma's veterans are always connected to the best state resources for mental health in their times of need.

ODVA Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

ODVA is not a clinical provider of mental health services. But as the leading state agency in veteran services, we can connect you or your loved one with some of the best veteran providers across the state.

We have a dedicated team ready to help case manage your mental health needs.

Many people are not comfortable talking with strangers about their mental health, suicide, or substance abuse issues. ODVA developed a tool that any veteran or family member can use to help find resources on your own from home. Please check out and find resources for you or a loved one from the comfort of your home.

Oklahoma Veterans Life & Wellness

Over the last few years of working with the National Challenge teams, one of
the main gaps in Oklahoma that was identified were that veterans need to be
moving toward lives that are fulfilling and purposed. In order to start
addressing these gaps we created the Oklahoma Veteran Life and Wellness
program. This program is focused on developing positive life and wellness
experiences for veterans, service members, and their families.

Positive experiences matter to individual and family mental health. Oklahoma Military Trails is just one of many ideas that have been developed to give Oklahoma great military culture experiences. Click here to learn more:

ODVA is focused on creating ways for veterans to be and to stay connected.


Additional Resources

Oklahoma Military Family Assistance Center - 1-800-522-3819

University Counseling Centers - Check with local universities for counseling services that may be available to veterans

Health and Wellness Initiative

Community outreach


VA Health Care
You may be eligible for VA health care benefits if you served in the active military, naval, or air service and didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge.
If you enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16, 1981, you must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which you were called to active duty, unless any of the descriptions below are true for you.

This minimum duty requirement may not apply if any of these are true. You:

  • Were discharged for a disability that was caused—or made worse—by your active-duty service, or
  • Were discharged for a hardship or “early out,” or
  • Served prior to September 7, 1980

If you’re a current or former member of the Reserves or National Guard, you must have been called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty. If you had or have an active-duty status for training purposes only, you don’t qualify for VA health care.

Mental Health

VA Mental Health Care
VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more — all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters, and the general public. Explore the pages below to learn more about a specific mental health topic or to find information specifically tailored to your needs.

Find the Support You Need!

Browse our catalog of resources for specific types of Veterans and civilians.

  • Transitioning Service Member
  • Veteran Looking for Support
  • Woman Veteran
  • LGBTQ+ Veteran
  • Family Member or Friend
  • Health Care Provider
  • College Faculty Member
Last Modified on Jan 09, 2024