Is This Me?
After serving in combat, it may take a while to transition back into your regular daily routine. But if the transition is taking longer than you had hoped, it may be time to get some help.
Do you have trouble sleeping?
Having difficulty remembering?
Are you angry, irritable or anxious much of the time?
Do you have frightening thoughts or nightmares?
Are you jumpy or easily startled?
Are you emotionally numb or do you feel detached from other people and relationships?
These are not signs of weakness. These could be signs of post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury. It’s important to get help now.
Free and confidential help is available to Illinois veterans through the Illinois Warrior Assistance Program. Call 866-554-IWAP (4927). Help is available M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT .
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 and reviewed by Magellan clinical staff.