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Mental Health Services for Veterans in Raleigh, NC

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

U.S Veterans are national heroes, and are among Americas greatest natural resources.

Unfortunately, due to war, veterans are at risk of mental health concerns such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Depression.

During war, a soldier can be exposed to torture, combat, gun violence, sexual assaults and other negative events that leave them traumatized.

These traumas that soldiers endure during times of war can have long term effects such as nightmares, anxiety, insomnia, substance and alcohol abuse, PTSD, and depression.

The RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research estimates 20% of veterans who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from either major depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

18.5% of all returning service members meet criteria for either PTSD or depression.

In other words, 14% of returning service members currently meet criteria for PTSD, and 14% meet criteria for depression.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a study in 2018 that suggested that large number of separated service members were not getting the mental health care they needed.

A second study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found concerns that the mental health resources available from the Department of Veterans Affairs, were not sufficient in helping veterans overcome their ongoing mental health problems developed during their time in the military.

In Wake County, NC there are resources and services available to support the mental health needs of our Veterans, included some services offered at outpatient VA Clinics.

Below is a list of the best mental health services for Veterans in Wake County, NC.

1.Mind Shine, LLC

Mind Shine, LLC is a mental health clinic located at 8360 Six Forks Road, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27615.

We specialize in TMS therapy in Raleigh, NC for adults, while also offering other mental health treatment options such as outpatient therapy, substance abuse counseling, teletherapy, and psychiatric medication management for adolescents, families, adults and children.

TMS therapy to relieve depression is not offered at any of the Veterans Outpatient Mental Health Clinics in Raleigh, NC.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy for adults is an FDA approved treatment for depression WITHOUT the use or side effects of medications.

However, a patient may also continue taking their psychiatric medications while receiving TMS treatments.

For Children and Adolescents Mind Shine, LLC offers Outpatient Therapy Services, Family Therapy, Individual Counseling Services, Psychiatric Services, Medication Management, Teletherapy, Family Counseling, and The Triple-P Program for children.

Mind Shine, LLC also offers online counseling services in North Carolina and Florida via our Telemedicine platform, allowing the patient to receive the help they need in the comfort of their own homes.

We also offer Suboxone Therapy for Opioid addiction to patients in the convenience of their own home, using our HIPPA compliant Telemedicine platform.

Mind Shine, LLC accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Private, Military & Group Insurance Plans, as well as cash payment plans for those Not covered by Insurance.

Please call (919) 366-4073 to set up an appointment or ask questions about we can do to help you or your loved one.

Address: 1631 Midtown Place Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27609

Website: https://www.mindshinetms.com

Phone: (919) 366-4073

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm

Email: info@mindshinetms.com

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2. Veterans Clinic - Raleigh II, CBOC

The Veterans Clinic - Raleigh II, offers mental health treatment services in an outpatient setting.

Raleigh II mental health services include:

Chronic disease/illness management, Family psychoeducation, Housing services, Nicotine replacement therapy, Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Supported housing, Suicide prevention services, Screening for tobacco use, Tobacco cessation counselling, and Behavior modification, Cognitive/behavior therapy, Couple/family therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Group therapy, Integrated dual disorders treatment, Individual psychotherapy, Psychotropic medication, telemedicine therapy, and Trauma therapy treatments.

Hours: M-F: 8 am - 4:30 pm

ADDRESS: 3040 Hammond Business Place Suite 105 Raleigh, NC 27603

PHONE: 919-899-6259

3. V.A. Outpatient Clinic III

The Veterans Clinic - Raleigh III provides integrated primary care and mental health services as well as offer lab testing, women's health services, and telehealth.

To improve access and Veteran experience, the clinic has extended hours, offering early morning and late afternoon appointments.

Emergency mental health care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at all VA medical centers.

Facilities that do not have 24-hour emergency rooms must provide emergency services through a local non-VA hospital.

Address: 2600 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Phone: (919) 755-2620

4. Wake Network of Care

The Wake Network of Care for Mental/Behavioral Health is an online information portal for veterans, individuals, families and social service agencies concerned with community mental health services, substance use treatment programs and help for people with developmental disabilities.

Wake Network of Care’s online community provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry for those seeking access to social services.

Wake Network of Care (http://wake.nc.networkofcare.org) is a single place for consumers, caregivers and case managers to gain knowledge; quickly find and coordinate community services; store important information, and advocate to policymakers.

5. NCDHHS of Wake county

NC Department of Health and Human Services Serves North Carolina’s military, national guard, reserves, retired military, veterans and their families have access to publicly funded mental health, developmental disability, traumatic brain injury and substance abuse services and resources.

Veteran’s services provide support for veterans and their families, including military benefits, veteran’s education, health care, employment services and counseling services.

Support for Returning Veterans provides veterans and their families' information about military benefits, veteran’s education, health services and jobs.


Customer Service: 1-800-662-7030

TDD/TTY: 1-877-452-2514

6. The Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24/7 by dialing 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1.

It is not a part of Wake County, but any Veteran from any location may call this number to prevent suicide and for support during a mental health crisis.

What you can expect:

A trained responder will answer your call.

The responder will ask you a few questions, such as whether you or the Veteran or Service member you’re concerned about may be in immediate danger or at risk for suicide.

You will decide what to share about yourself and what you want to talk about.

The Veterans Crisis Line is also available by text or online chat:

Chat: 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1

Text: 838255

Support for deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889

It is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

The Crisis Line Web: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/hotline

Additional References:

National Institute of Mental Health (NAMI), American Psychological Association on Veterans, Rand Center for Military Policy Research "Invisible Wounds Research Challenge", the Mayo Clinic, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs