Mental Health

Help is Available

If you are in crisis, please call 911, go to your nearest Emergency Room, or call the Veterans Crisis Line available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 (Spanish/Española 1-888-628-9454). Veterans press “1” after you call. You can also chat live online with a crisis counselor 24/7 by visiting the Veterans Crisis Line website.
 
 
PROJECT 22 – Theatrical Trailer from Medicinal Missions

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A Resource Guide to PTSD

Veterans returning from combat has a unique challenge ahead of them – trying to reintegrate into American society while shedding the memories of battlefield horrors. PTSD, short for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, has always been a major issue among military personnel, but the way in which we deal with PTSD is now becoming problematic. RNtoBSN created this resource to help not only nurses, but anyone -- family members, friends, co-workers -- better understand and recognize PTSD; steps that are critical to ensuring patients receive appropriate care and support.


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AdditionCenter.com
AddictionCenter.com is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. More than 20% of veterans suffering from PTSD also deal with a substance abuse disorder. AddictionCenter’s goal is to provide families and communities with helpful information and resources on mental health, addiction, and recovery options. www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/veterans/

Addiction and Suicide Amongst Veterans: Finding Hope In The Darkness

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Advance Recovery Systems
We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions, eating disorders, and mental health concerns. Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. www.advancedrecoverysystems.com/

DoD/VA Suicide Outreach: Resources for Suicide Prevention

You will find ready access to hotlines, treatments, professional resources, forums and multiple media designed to link you to others. This site supports all Service Branches, the National Guard and the Reserves, Veterans, families and providers.

DCoE Outreach Center

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) runs a resource center that provides information and resources about psychological health (PH), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The center can be contacted 24/7 by phone at 866-966-1020, by e-mail at resources@dcoeoutreach.org, or you can also go to DCoE Outreach Center Live Chat.

DrugRehab.com

DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We provide well-researched, fact-based resources on this site.

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DrugTreatmentCenterFinder.com

Drug Treatment Center Finder is not a specific treatment center, instead, they are a free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation. Their goal is to provide resources to addicts and their loved ones in order to guide them to the help they need in order to rebuild their lives. They currently offer the following resources, with more to come: Health Screenings, Collection of Informational/Educational Resources & Data, Extensive Drug and Alcohol Addiction & Treatment Guides, and Nationwide Directory of Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services.

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Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to Service Members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns. Call and talk anytime, 24/7 at 1-800-342-9647.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you can contact the National VA Call Center 24/7 at 1-877-424-3838 (also intended for Veterans families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community). You can also chat live online 24/7 through the Homeless Veterans Chat service.

National Resource Directory (NRD)

The NRD is a website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel, and other services & resources. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.


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A Resource Guide to PTSD

Veterans returning from combat has a unique challenge ahead of them – trying to reintegrate into American society while shedding the memories of battlefield horrors. PTSD, short for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, has always been a major issue among military personnel, but the way in which we deal with PTSD is now becoming problematic. RNtoBSN created this resource to help not only nurses, but anyone -- family members, friends, co-workers -- better understand and recognize PTSD; steps that are critical to ensuring patients receive appropriate care and support.


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RehabCenter.net

How to Help a Veteran with Substance Abuse Issues? Fortunately, there are many treatment options for veterans who are struggling with a drug or alcohol dependency. Among the most common are counseling, medication, and finding comfort in a support group of individuals who share or had similar experiences and obstacles. Although cost can sometimes stop veterans from seeking treatment or help for any issues they face, whether substance abuse-related or otherwise, there are actually many free resources available to veterans and their families. RehabCenter.net –Your Portal to a New, Improved, Drug-Free Life!

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Rover.com

How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims. Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly referred to as PTSD, is an epidemic impacting millions of Americans every year. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 8% of our population will have some form of PTSD during their lifetime, with about 8 million reported cases annually.

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The Guide to Managing PTSD As A Tradesman
Learn how to understand why you may face greater risk of PTSD episodes, how to prevent and handle triggers you may encounter.

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