#StrongerTogether Resources

 

Veteran Mental Health Access

    • Veteran Family Wellbeing Center – The VFWC is part of a unique partnership between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) by providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for veterans and their families, including parents, couples and children.
    • Solara Mental Health – A contracted treatment provider with the VA through TriWest. They provide all-inclusive Inpatient and Outpatient mental health services at no cost to qualifying veterans, including long-term housing, transportation, meals, and additional services, predicated on the VA’s authorization.
    • Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics at Endeavors  Provides in-person and virtual high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to Veterans, regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or combat experience, active duty service members (with a TRICARE referral), and military families.
    • Veteran’s Crisis Line – If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, the Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects you to a real person specially trained to support Veterans.
    • DVA mental health connection resource – MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
    • IAVA QRF (Quick reaction force) – QRF offers access to quality mental health resources. Whether accessing care in or outside of the VA system, they make it a number one priority to ensure every veteran has access to quality care.

Equine and Outdoor Interventions

    • Can Praxis – Can Praxis is a premiere Equine-Assisted Therapy provider for the Veteran and First Responder communities. WTheye help Veterans, First Responders (serving and retired) and their families living with Operational Stress Injuries (OSI).
    • Warrior Transition Outdoors – They help Veterans and their families transition to civilian life through outdoor adventures and life-long family advocacy.

Military and Veteran Resources for PTSD Recovery

    • Verizon Mobile Apps  Studies on the advancement of mobile health apps and their use for the treatment of PTSD show that mobile apps can provide access to treatment that typically or otherwise must overcome geographic, temporal, financial and cultural barriers. Find a full list at the link above.
    • Neuroflow – Discover military-grade resiliency and mental wellness tools.
    • Military One Source – Military OneSource from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. When MilLife happens, it’s your “first line of support” — giving service members and military families tools to stay well and thrive.
    •  National Center for PTSD – The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.

 

Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

      • US Department of Defense Sexual Assault and Prevention – Sexual assault is the most underreported crime in our society and in the Military. This Department believes its first priority is for survivors to be treated with dignity and respect and to receive the medical treatment, mental health counseling, and the advocacy services that they deserve.
      • VA Resources for MST – The VA’s resource page on MST is here to support you in whatever way will help you best — from simply learning more about how MST affects people, to treatment that helps you cope with how MST is impacting your life currently, or if you prefer, treatment that involves discussing your experiences in more depth.
      • MST awareness and support – Protect Our Defenders (POD) is a pre-eminent national human rights organization dedicated to ending sexual violence, victim retaliation, misogyny, sexual prejudice, and racism in the military and combating a culture that has allowed it to persist.

 

Getting Help For What Makes PTSD Worse

      • U.S. Military Veterans and Addictions – Military veterans are at a higher risk of developing addictions and other mental health issues than civilians. The men and women veterans who served our country deal with many challenges from traumatic events. Find resources on Addiction Guide.
      • Rehab Spot – This free web guide is a resource for Veterans and families who are looking to take the next step and learn more about recovery. Rehab Spot’s objective is to ensure health and wellness within the community.
      • Alcohol Rehab Guide – Experience life without addiction. Browse resources and get connected to treatment today.
      • Addiction Guides – Research shows that military veterans are at a higher risk than civilians of developing addictions and severe mental health issues such as post-  traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Addiction Guide is committed to helping save innocent veterans’ lives from drug overdose and suicide, but we need your help.
      • Orlando Recovery Center – Orlando Recovery Center Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive addiction treatment services for veterans struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility offers a full continuum of care, including medical detox, residential services and outpatient programs.

 

65+ Veterans

      • VA Guide to Long Term Care – As a Veteran, you may be able to get assisted living, residential (live-in), or home health care through VA. Find out how to access these long-term care services.
      • Vietnam Vets of America VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
      • Caring.com – Memory care communities provide a safe alternative for seniors living with memory impairment. These facilities are staffed by professionals who are specifically trained to provide care to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, and are designed to accommodate older adults with progressive cognitive disorders. https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/veterans
      • Senior Veterans Service Alliance – The Senior Veterans Service Alliance has been helping veterans and their families learn about veterans benefits. Information regarding veteran benefits, including benefits for long term care facilities as well as for aid and attendance.
      • Nursing Home Abuse Justice – Nursing Home Abuse Justice is dedicated to educating veterans and their loved ones who may be victims of the widespread abuse and neglect in nursing homes.

Substance Use Recovery

    • Sleep And Addiction Recovery  How Good Sleep Habits Can Improve Recovery Outcomes
    • A Guide for Veterans Overcoming Substance User DisorderThis guide provides information to help veterans who are overcoming substance use disorders and seeking to lead healthy, fulfilling lives as civilians. 
    • Alcohol HelpAlcohol Help is an informational resource geared towards reducing the harm caused by alcohol. They strive to provide high quality, well researched webpages surrounding the implications of alcohol use and how to seek treatment. .
    • Spring Hill Recovery Center (North Central Massachusetts) – All of their treatment services are offered within a customized treatment plan. They provide residential treatment, a day treatment program, and a comprehensive aftercare plan to ensure you have support once you leave
    • Veteran Affairs Substance Use Treatment – We provide many options for Veterans seeking treatment for substance use problems ranging from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. The services we offer you depend on your specific needs