Donna L. Quesinberry posted an update in the group Support for America’s Wounded Warriors and their Families 10 years, 7 months ago
Advocacy Resiliency Resources
Caregivers of Veterans Family Caregivers Alliance http://www.caregiving.org Military OneSource http://www.militaryonesource.com 1-800-342-9647 –24 hour helpline
Consultants provide information and make referrals. Available for all active duty, Guard and Reserve members and their families
Military Severely Injured Center (MSI Center)Provides individualized assistance, free to severely injured service members and their families related to financial resources, VA benefits, education, training and job placement, home, transportation and workplace accommodations and counseling. Call 1—888-774-1361, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a care manager who will coordinate all services for recovery.
National Family Caregivers Association at http://www.nfcacares.org Children Deployment Kids at http://www.deploymentkids.com Operation Purple Free summer camps for military kids, through National Military Family Association at http://www.operationpurple.com “Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families During Military Deployment”. Sesame Street DVD, free to active duty personnel through Military One Source 800-342-9647
Counseling Services Chaplain Services Conduct “Relationship Enhancement Program” for married couples who have gone through deployment or are anticipating deployment. Call 1-800-634-1790, option 1, to register. Employee Assistance Program
Covers Technicians & Active Guard Reserve (family members included) Provides short term counseling (six sessions) at no cost to service member or family. Confidential and private.
1-800-222-0364 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access
Give An Hour
Nationwide network of mental health professionals who provide free counseling to combat veterans and their families. Search their website to locate a counselor in your area.
Military Mental Health Self-Assessment
Provides free private and confidential online and phone mental health self-assessment for depressions, PTSD, anxiety and alcohol abuse. Provides immediate feedback and referral information on TRICARE, Vet Centers, Military One Source for family members and service personnel affected by deployment and mobilization.
Toll-free Self-Assessment – 1-877-877-3647
On-line assessment at http://www.MilitaryMentalHealth.org
One Source Call the One Source program for your service branch: MCCS One Souce at 800-869-0278 or go to the website at http://www.mccsonesource.com (user name: marines’ password:onesource
Army One Source at 800-464-8107 or go to the website at
http://www.armyonesource. Com (user name: army; password: one source
Navy One Source at 800-540-4123 or go to the website at
http://www.navyonesource.com (user name:navy; password:sailor
Air Force One Source at 800-707-5784 or visit the website at
http://www.airforceonesource.com 9user name:airforce; password: ready
Tricare Behavioral Healthplan Soldiers and their families are eligible for six months of mental health care after discharge from active duty. Recorded mental health information:”Audio Health Library” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. http://www.tricare.osd.mil 1877-TRICARE or 2273 Troop & Family Counseling Services for National Guard & Reserve Soldier and family are entitled to six face-to-face counseling sessions with mental health professionals for issues related to marriage/relationship, family, stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management and parent/child communication. No cost to service member or family. Available up to six months after discharge from the Guard. 1-888-755-9355/24 hour, 7 days per week
Veterans Administration If a veteran served in a theatre of combat operations after November 11, 1998 and has since left the military, he or she may be eligible to receive care for up to 5 years following discharge at a local VA medical treatment center. You can call 1-877-222-8357 or go to http://www.va.gov/directory for more assistance. Vet Centers Provides free readjustment counseling for combat veterans and their family members. Services can include stress management, group therapy, anger management, couples counseling, substance abuse counseling and sexual trauma counseling Evening hours are available. There are Vet Centers in every state. To reach Vet Center staff call:
Crisis/Hotline Numbers Mental Health America 1-800-273-8255 24 hour crisis center
Family Services Battle Mind Training Assists soldiers and their families with making the transition from the combat zone to the home zone. Addresses pre-deployment, deployment and reintegration issues. Site contains power points, brochures, and a Battle Mind Training video http://www.Battlemind.org National Miliitary Family Association
If you are interested in getting treatment and are the spouse or child of a military member you can contact the National Military Family Association 1-800-260-0218 or at the website http://www.nmfa.org and follow the “Health Care” link.
Medications for PTSD
This site provides information about medications prescribed by a physician to treat PTSD. The information is provided by Dr. Jonathan Shay, a psychiatrist at the Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient clinic in Boston, Mass.
PTSD Information American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, INC. 368 Veterans Memorial Highway Commack, New York 11725 631-543-2217 http://www.atsm.org
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
1000 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
This link opens an article giving an overview of PTSD and various approaches to treating the symptoms of PTSD.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
8730 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
What is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Treatment of PTSD
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
2001 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The US Department of Veteran Affairs sponsors this center. This site contains information relevant to PTSD and its impact on veterans and their treatment.
Suicide Prevention Department of Veteran Affairs 24 hour national suicide prevention hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Guard Suicide Prevention website
Traumatic Brain Injury Brain Injury Association of NYS 10 Colvin Avenue Albany, New York 12206 Family Help Line 800-228-8201 http://www.bianys.org
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Information
Provides information for those who have suffered from brain injuries. Information is also available to assist families of the injured.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Information on TBI
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Information about TBI
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