Life After Deployment
If you are like many Illinois service men and women, you probably started making plans for your life back home soon after you were deployed. Looking forward to your future is an important coping mechanism, especially in difficult situations.
But here’s one thing you probably didn’t plan for: Everything you’ve experienced during your tour has come home with you, too.
In the war zone you worked with precision, under punishing conditions. But now, at home, a dripping faucet or misplaced car keys raises your tension level. Your patience is tested when your toddler drops her sandwich on the floor. This isn’t how you used to react to minor inconveniences. This isn’t you.
Regain your normal life
Do you want life to get back to normal, but you’re not sure what normal is anymore? The Illinois Warrior Assistance Program is here to help, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. Call 866-554-IWAP (4927) now to get the help that you so richly deserve.
IWAP is a free and confidential resource provided by the State of Illinois. It is not connected to the U.S. Armed Forces or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
For family and loved ones―
It’s often the people closest to the service member, like a spouse, loved one, children or parents, who may first notice a change. If you think your service member may be suffering from a combat-related problem, call this confidential toll-free number, 866-554-IWAP (4927), for more information and help.
Confidential help is available
You're not alone. We're here to help. The Illinois Warrior Assistance Program is a free program for returning Veterans. Confidential assistance is available M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. You can also ask a specialist. Call now – 866-554-IWAP (4927). If this is after hours and you are having thoughts of harming yourself or others, or are functionally impaired, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
Created by Magellan Health Services staff; reviewed by Magellan clinical staff.