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Veteran Resources

Resources for Suicide Prevention

  1. Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) - Confidential chat at http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/gochat - Text 838255
  2. DoD/VA Suicide Outreach: Resources for Suicide Prevention**: Provides 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, our Veterans, families, and providers. http://www.suicideoutreach.org/
  3. Vet Center Combat Call Center 1-877-WAR-VETS The Vet Center Combat Call Center is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat Veterans from several eras as well as families members of combat Veterans. This benefit is prepaid through the Veteran’s military service.
  4. Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans & Families http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/MHG_English.pdf
  5. Make the Connection:  Connecting veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives. (PTSD, TBI, MST) http://maketheconnection.net/
  6. Moving Forward is a free, on-line educational and life coaching program that teaches Problem Solving skills to help you to better handle life’s challenges. It is designed to be especially helpful for Veterans, Military Service Members and their families. - See more at: http://www.startmovingforward.org/#sthash.phO2s1yW.dpuf
  7. Locate Your Local Suicide Prevention Coordinator*: Each VA Medical Center has a suicide prevention coordinator to make sure Veterans receive needed counseling and services. Calls to the Veterans Crisis Line are referred to those coordinators. http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/GetHelp/ResourceLocator.aspx
  8. Medal of Honor Recipients: Speak Out! Save Lives**: Our nation's greatest heroes – Medal of Honor recipients – speak out to save lives by encouraging America's military to seek help when adjusting to life after combat. http://www.medalofhonorspeakout.org/
  9. U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2): The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status. http://www.wtc.army.mil/aw2/index.html
  10. U.S. Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor is the Navy’s organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families. Through proactive leadership, the program provides individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the shipmates’ recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities. http://safeharbor.navylive.dodlive.mil/2011/09/14/suicide-prevention-and-awareness-month/
  11. Marine For Life: Marine for Life is a Marine Corps organization that provides nationwide assistance to Marines who are returning to civilian life, Marine reservists and all Marine veterans throughout their lives. Marine For Life also assists Sailors who have served with Marine Corps units. http://www.marineforlife.org/
  12. U.S. Air Force Suicide Prevention- Caring for our Nation’s Airmen http://www.af.mil/suicideprevention.aspx
  13. U.S. Coast Guard Suicide Prevention Program http://www.uscg.mil/worklife/suicide_prevention.asp