Behavioral Health Services

Charlene Caiano
Office: (802)-338-3445

Camp Johnson
Colchester, VT

Vermont Veterans Outreach Mental Health Services are available to Vermont Veterans, Service Members and their families. This program offers short-term, private/confidential, non-medical counseling and psycho-education in non-traditional settings to help veterans and their family members with such issues as deployment stress (family separations, reunions, and reintegration), marital/couple relationship issues, parenting and parent-child communications, and child behavioral concerns. These services are free, confidential and available to Veterans and families residing in Vermont.

NEWS | June 24, 2021

Healthy Management When Feeling Stressed During Deployment

Change your behavior by:

  • being assertive
  • getting organized
  • letting it out emotionally
  • using humor
  • using distractions and diversions


Change your Lifestyle by:

  • eating healthier
  • quitting smoking
  • reducing alcohol intake
  • increasing exercise
  • sleeping
  • pursuing leisure activities
  • engaging in relaxation/meditation
  • exploring new hobbies

Change your thinking by:

  • examining your beliefs
  • reframing your thinking
    • challenge the would of’s, should of’s and could of’s
    • avoid “all or nothing” thinking
    • focus on the present
    • embrace the positives
    • look at “failures” as new opportunities
    • be kind to yourself

Create social support by:

  • communicating your needs
  • identifying what is helpful and what is non-helpful
  • identifying where you need support
  • seeking help when you need it