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American Association of Suicidology

Box_AAS.pngAAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention or who have been touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.

Visit the American Association of Suicidology Website.

Defense Suicide Outreach

Defense Suicide Prevention.pngThis site has links to each branch's suicide prevention and education pages, including National Guard and Veterans. To reduce the impact of suicide on Service members and their families, DSPO works with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard Bureau to support our Service members and strengthen a resilient and ready force. DSPO strives to help foster a climate that encourages Service members to seek help for their behavioral health issues.

To learn more, click http://www.dspo.mil/

Defense and Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Center

BOX_DVBIC.pngDVBIC's mission is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with the DoD, military services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), civilian health partners, local communities, and families and individuals with TBI.

Visit the Defense and Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Center website.

Give an Hour Providers

Box_GAH.pngGive an Hour's mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society.

Give an Hour™ offers two methods to find the help you need. The "Basic Search" allows you to choose from a short list of fields to find the providers in your area. The "Guided Search" asks a series of questions to help find the provider in your area that best suits your situation.

Grief & Bereavement

MasterGrief Resources.pngsInCounseling.org has put together a collection of online resources for coping with grief and bereavement. From professional grief counselors to individual bloggers sharing their own experiences, the site provides an amazingly supportive online community for those learning to cope with loss. These sites can be useful both for people suffering from grief and those who offer them support.

Visit http://www.mastersincounseling.org/loss-grief-bereavement.html.

Guitars for Vets

Guitars for Vets.pngGuitars for Vets is a national organization, with locations in over 20 states with 40 chapters, that provides free guitars and a forum to learn how to play. They help those who fought in our honor rediscover their joy with the power of music.

Visit http://www.guitars4vets.org

Homecoming for Veterans

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.56.38 PM.pngAll clinicians on Homecoming for Veterans' list provide neurofeedback services for veterans. Their clinicians have agreed to see at least one veteran at a time for a minimum of 20 sessions at no cost. They have received various levels of training from different organizations and use a variety of protocols and adjunct therapies. Visit http://homecoming4veterans.org/.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Box_IAVA.pngIAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their local communities. They work toward this vision through programs in four key impact areas: supporting new veterans in Health, Education, Employment and building a lasting community for vets and their families (HEEC).

For more information visit www.iava.org.

Mental Health America

Box_MHA.pngTaking a screening test is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental Health America offers online screening tools for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and PTSD. Click Mind your health to find the screening test.

Mental Health America is also proud to champion Operation Healthy Reunions, a first-of-its-kind program that provides education and helps to bust the stigma of mental health issues among soldiers, their families, and medical staff to ensure that a greater number of military families receive the prompt and high-quality care they deserve. Learn more at Mental Health America.

Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

Mighty Oak.pngThe Mighty Oaks Warrior journey begins with an intensive peer-based program for men, women, and couples. Through instructional sessions, camaraderie, and team building activities, our programs teach Warriors to overcome the past experience and move forward into a life of purpose. The religion-based programs take place at SkyRose Ranch in Central California and run from four to seven days. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored with all travel arrangements, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on his recovery.

Learn more at http://www.mightyoaksprograms.org/

Military Mental Health Screening Program

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The Military Mental Health Screening Program designed a tool where you can review common mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, alcohol problems and more, to see how they pertain to your life. The screening WILL NOT provide a diagnosis – for that you need to see a professional. It will tell you whether or not you have symptoms that are consistent with a condition or concern that would benefit from further evaluation or treatment. It will also give you guidance as to where you might seek assistance.

To learn more click http://www.militarymentalhealth.org/.

Military One Source

Military OneSource.pngConfidential, non-medical counseling is available free of charge to service members and military family members through Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program. http://bit.ly/2hmi1sM

A confidential peer-to-peer specialty consultation is a relaxed conversation that can be about the challenges of military life, such as deployments or frequent relocation. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2hmhfMc.

Mobile Applications from T2 Health

Box_T2.pngThe official website for the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Center lists several helpful mobile apps to help with various situations.

Check them out at Mobile Applications | T2 Health

The Moyer Foundation

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The Moyer Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by MLB World Series Champion Pitcher, Jamie Moyer, and his wife, Karen. Partnering with organizations across the country, the Moyer Foundation strives to empower children in distress by safely providing education and support.

Camp Erin is a network of free bereavement camps in the country for children and teens who are grieving the death of someone close to them.

Camp Mariposa is a free program designed for children ages nine to 12-years old who are impacted by addiction in their family.

Moving Forward

Box_Moving Forward.pngThe Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense have jointly developed a web-based version of “Moving Forward: Overcoming Life’s Challenges.” This web-based program is free and consists of an “educational and life coaching” program that teaches problem solving skills to help Veterans, Service Members, and their families. This evidence-based program uses interactive exercises and video demonstrations to teach skills for overcoming life challenges such as relationship problems, financial hardship, and re-adjustment issues.

The program is anonymous and always available at the following web address: http://www.veterantraining.va.gov/apps/movingforward/index.html

National Center for PTSD

National PTSD.pngVisit the website for The National Center for PTSD to find more infomation on treatment, support and resources.

  • Mobile Apps that provide self-help, education and support when you need it.
  • PTSD Coach Online allows you to choose from 17 tools to help manage stress after trauma.
  • About Face is an online video gallery dedicated to veterans talking about living with PTSD and how treatment turned their lives around.

National Guard Psychological Health Program

Box_National Guard Psych.pngPHP believes that National Guard members and Families should never weather emotional and behavioral challenges alone. That is why the National Guard Psychological Health Program is here for you, with Directors of Psychological Health in every state, territory, and the District of Columbia to ensure you receive the care you deserve. On their site, you’ll find information and contacts to help you and your family build resiliency, including education to support overall wellness and support for family members and friends.

To learn more, click https://www.jointservicessupport.org/PHP/

National Veterans Foundation

National Veterans Foundation.pngSince 1985, ​the​ National Veterans Foundation has helped over 350,000 veterans and their families with crisis and information services through ​the nation's first toll-free, vet-to-vet hotline for all U.S. veterans and their families.​

Their veteran counselors provide veterans and their families with information, counseling and service referrals for issues around VA benefits, mental health counseling, housing, medical services, education benefits​, financial issues and more​. Click http://nvf.org for more information.

​Please call the Lifeline for Vets™ at 888-777-4443 for veteran help.

Office of the Chaplain

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Because chaplains do not have military reporting requirements other than the basic harm to self and others, service members often reach out to chaplains when they feel they cannot confide in anyone else. Reserve components do have chaplains assigned, so clink the links below if you feel a chaplain would be helpful.

The Phobia and Trauma Clinic at Hofstra University

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The Phobia and Trauma Clinic at Hofstra University’s Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center offers unique and technologically advanced treatments for patients whose fears inhibit their quality of life. The clinic has also successfully treated clients with post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition caused by an unusually devastating and/or tragic experience.

Real Warriors

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The Real Warriors campaign, www.realwarriors.net, encourages use of the DCoE Outreach Center, a 24/7 call center staffed by health resource consultants to provide confidential answers, tools, tips and resources about psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

The Outreach Center can be reached by calling 866-966-1020, connecting through live chat or emailing resources@dcoeoutreach.org.

Soldiers to Summits

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Soldiers to Summits (S2S) programs proudly seek disabled veterans looking for personal growth, adventure and a way to serve their fellow injured service men and women. All of the Soldiers to Summits programs aim to work with participants with any ambulatory disabilities and those willing to fully commit to personal success and to the team and the program.

Click http://soldierstosummits.org for more information.

Stop Soldier Suicide

Box_SSS.pngStop Soldier Suicide (SSS) is a not-for-profit organization aimed at combating the growing suicide epidemic in the US Military. The organization raises civilian awareness in addition to other interrelated veteran issues leading to suicide. SSS aids service members in the active, reserve, and National Guard components as well as veterans of all branches of military service.

Click http://www.stopsoldiersuicide.com/ for more information.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Box_TAPS.pngCaring for the families of the fallen...TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.

Click http://www.taps.org for help.

U.S. Army Reserve Battle Buddy

Battle Buddy.jpgThis user friendly app gives you tools and information needed to assist in suicide intervention and other crisis situations. It also provides tips and tools to help you intervene before the situation reaches crisis proportions.

Downloads are available through the Apple or Google Play Store.

Wounded Warrior Project

Box_WWP.pngWounded Warrior Project's vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

Visit the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Veterans Crisis Line

Box_Veteran Crisis Line.pngIf you are in crisis and need immediate help, PLEASE CALL

1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR 1-800-784-SUICIDE (2433)

Or got to The Veterans Crisis Line Website

Vets4Warriors

Box_DSPO.pngVets4Warriors provides Active Duty Service members, National Guard and Reserve members and their families worldwide with confidential peer-to-peer support. Vets4Warriors is available by phone, chat, and email, at 855-838-8255 (toll free) or vets4warriors.com. Service members or family members calling from outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) should call a DSN operator at 312-560-1110.

Vets Prevail

Box_Vets Prevail.pngVets Prevail has helped thousands live better lives through innovative programs and technology. Incorporating proven strategies from the gaming industry and an incentive system, the program utilizes next-generation technology to create highly customized and adaptive interactive experiences to engage and support audiences. Vets Prevail combines cutting edge behavioral science with cutting edge software design to realize the promise of accessible quality behavioral health care for each and every one of America’s veterans.

Visit the Vets Prevail website at www.vetsprevail.org

Regional Resources

  • 2nd Chance Counseling in Littleton, CO

SMART Recovery is an addiction recovery program based on proven therapy approaches. Catherine Wilson facilitates this bi-weekly meeting hosted by 2nd Chance Counseling. Please call for information, (720) 588-2280. There is no charge for attending a SMART Recovery meeting, however, we may ask for a small donation.

  • Brothers and Sisters in Arms Dog Training

Brothers and Sisters in Arms provide the training of Service Dogs, within the guidelines designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to active duty military members and Veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder/syndrome (PTSD/PTSS), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

  • Buddy-to-Buddy in Michigan

Buddy-to-Buddy is a peer-to-peer outreach program that trains veterans to provide peer support and linkage to needed resources for Michigan Post-9/11 service members and veterans. The program was developed in partnership with the Michigan Army National Guard to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by Citizen Soldiers and Reservists. Visit the Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program

  • Harbor Reins in Raleigh, NC

Harbor Reins is a non-profit organization specializing in equine assisted mental health treatment for veterans, military, and their families. They combine traditional forms of mental health treatment with equine assisted psychotherapy, creating a unique approach to addressing behavioral and emotional needs. Speciality treatment is available for PTSD and those exposed to trauma. Visit the Harbor Reins website.

  • Network of Care for Services in Philadelphia

A new website for Philadelphia-area veterans has 200,000 pages of searchable local resources - legal clinics, housing, job openings specifically for veterans - and tens of thousands more about medical conditions, insurance, and veterans organizations. Find care today on the Philadelphia Veterans Network of Care site.

  • Lee and Penny Anderson HeroCare for Veterans in Minnesota

Regions Hospital in St. Paul has a new mental health program for military veterans recovering from psychological impact related to their service. The Lee and Penny Anderson HeroCare for Veterans program is available to current and former service members during inpatient hospitalization or partial hospitalization. The program will coordinate care with the Veterans Administration and the U.S. military. Visit the HeroCare page.

  • Peak Military Care Network in Colorado

A comprehensive directory to find services for veterans; service members; family members; active-duty personnel; reservists, and more. Whether you're looking for programs or facilities related to housing, employment, reintegration, education or behavioral health, you'll find them on El Paso County's Network of Care.

  • Serving Together in Maryland

Serving Together maintains a comprehensive list of Mental Health related services in the Montgomery County area. View local resources.

  • Star Behavioral Health Providers in Michigan, Illinois, Georgia and California

Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) is a resource for service members and their families to locate behavioral health professionals with specialized training in understanding and treating military service members and their families. Those listed in this registry have completed a series of trainings that are intended to make them better able to understand, assess and counsel members of the military. Visit http://starproviders.org for more information.

  • Swords to Plowshares in San Francisco, California

Swords’ Drop-in Clinic is a unique one-stop resource that provides an array of services to dozens of veterans every day. The counselors, veterans themselves, are dedicated to helping veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and other service-related mental illness overcome addiction and poverty. http://www.swords-to-plowshares.org/health-and-social-services/

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