Active and retired members of the armed forces do not necessarily have to go through the VA to get assistance for PTSD and other related issues.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
To speak confidentially with a Vet Center Counselor at any time around the clock call:
NAMI partner programs like Army One Source and Make the Connection provide much-needed help for veterans and for those who treat them and their families.NAMI’s Veteran Resources Page
Make the Connection, The U.S. Government’s resource guide for veterans.