If you have an Operational Stress Injury (OSI) there are a number of VAC services and benefits that may also be available to you, such as disability benefits, rehabilitation services and treatment benefits.
In addition, Veterans living with complex mental health condition(s) will usually have access to a VAC case manager.
Network of OSI Clinics
Each operational stress injury clinic provides assessment, treatment, prevention and support to serving CAF members, Veterans and RCMP members and former members. Treatment options at each OSI clinic are on an outpatient basis only and include one-on-one therapy sessions and group sessions to address anxiety, insomnia, anger and other issues that are occurring as a result of a mental health disorder. Learn more.
Clinical care manager
A clinical care manager is a health professional or social worker hired by VAC on a short-term basis to support a Veteran experiencing complex health needs.
Treatment for addictions
There is treatment for Veterans dealing with addiction and operational stress injuries. Although the programs differ at each facility, the goal is the same. Talk to your case manager to learn more about this option.
The road to recovery
Personal recovery is a deeply unique process, a journey from adversity to living and growing. This journey can become one of finding hope and meaning, of regaining personal power, and of engagement in the community even while coping with mental or physical health challenges. It is very important to remember that you are more than an illness and you can regain a more satisfying and meaningful life.
If you believe that you have suffered an injury or developed an illness as a result of sexual trauma during service and would like to learn more about what supports and services you may be eligible for, please contact us at 1-866-522-2122 or go to My VAC Account for more information.
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