The unique roles and obligations that members of Canada’s military and RCMP take on while serving might lead to mental health issues. The Legion recognizes the toll that supporting our nation can take on people, and we are here to help. Though we are unable to provide direct assistance in the field of mental health, the Service Officer Network’s empathetic specialists can aid you in locating the assistance you require. Soldiers and their families can take advantage of a variety of services and programs to get the aid they need.
Support for Veterans and their Families by the Legion
The Service Officer Network of the American Legion can assist you in obtaining the resources you and your family require. Our highly qualified Command Service Officers can assist you in locating the resources and assistance you require.
A Legion Command Service Officer can assist Military veterans in obtaining medical services and benefits, as well as recommendations to specialist resources and programs, including:
- Resources and services for mental health
- Support group systems and family counseling
- Programs that help people make a smooth transition to civilian society
- Fitness & wellbeing programs, as well as other services.
- Bilingual telephone support which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Health Canada’s Employee Assistance Services, in collaboration with the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada, is a free and confidential service that assists serving and retired members (RCMP, Cadets, Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Veterans), as well as their family members and primary caretaker, with specific issues that impact their personal well-being and/or work efficiency.
- Toll-free number: 1-800-268-7708
- Dial 1-800-567-5803 if you are deaf or hard of hearing (TDD)
Family Information Line
The Family Information Line is a discreet, personal, and bilingual service that provides military families with information, assistance, recommendations, encouragement, and crisis response. Trained Family Information Line Counsellors are ready to aid you 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
- Toll-free number: 1-800-866-4546