Resources for VeteransThe US Department of Veterans Affairs knows that current events can be causing stress for military veterans, especially those who served in Afghanistan. The following resources are recommended for those in need.

  • Veterans Crisis Line If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
    • For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center¬†24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
  • Vet CentersDiscuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find one near you.
  • VA Mental Health Services Guide –¬†This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
  • MakeTheConnection.net –¬†information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.
  • Download VA’s self-help apps –¬†Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) –¬†¬†Request a Peer Mentor
  • VA Women Veterans Call Center –¬†Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 6:30PM ET)
  • VA Caregiver Support LineCall 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 5PM ET)
  • Together We ServedFind your battle buddies through unit pages
  • George W. Bush Institute –¬†Need help or want to talk?¬†Check In¬†or¬†call:1-630-522-4904¬†or email:¬†checkin@veteranwellnessalliance.org
  • Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes –¬†Join the Community
  • American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver NetworkPeer Support and Mentoring
  • Team Red, White & BlueHundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.
  • Student Veterans of AmericaFind a campus chapter to connect with.
  • Team RubiconFind a local support squad.
  • Solokolove Law –¬†Healthcare Resources for Veterans