Veteran Mental Health Access
- 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.
Military and Veteran Resources for PTSD Recovery
- 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.
- 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.