Veteran Health

Transitioning from the military into university life can be a difficult and lonely process, resulting in a significant amount of stress. Student veterans face unique challenges that may interfere with academic success. Some of these complex issues include the following:

  • Age of veteran students vs. average student
  • Other responsibilities including a job or family
  • Loss of previously active lifestyle focused on a clear mission
  • Greater independence and loss of a hierarchical leadership structure
  • Loss of comradery and social network (battle buddies)
  • Physical health problems
  • PTSD
  • Adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Difficulty sleeping

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UNC’s Campus Health is here to help.

CAPS Services for Veterans include the following:

  • Walk-in Services
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Academic interventions
  • Medication management

Additional Resources

UNC Veterans Resource Center


Suicide Prevention/Crisis Prevention

Call: 1-800-273-8255
Text: 838255

Raleigh Vet Center

Veterans who had “boots on the ground” in a combat zone can come to the Vet Center in Raleigh with their DD214 for free individual and group counseling services

Raleigh Vet Center

1649 Old Louisburg Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604

(919) 856-4616

Durham VA Medical Center

Veterans can also receive mental health services in the Mental Health Clinic between 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Contact Numbers:

919-286-0411 Ext. 6073

888-878-6890 Ext. 6073

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