The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) welcomes all Veterans, families, caregivers, and survivor beneficiaries, including diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. LGBTQ+ Veterans have faced stigma and discrimination, which can affect health. As a healthcare institution, we need to make sure that LGBTQ+ Veterans know that they are welcome at Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Post-traumatic stress disorder is particularly common in military veterans as a result of traumatizing experiences. It can cause symptoms involving memories, mood, and behavior. Veterans can apply for VA disability benefits to receive compensation and assistance.