Veterans Crisis Line is a free and confidential source of mental health support and referrals, available 24/7/365.
Veterans and their families are encouraged to call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net , or text to 838255 to speak with qualified VA professionals. In addition to the online chat, VeteransCrisisLine.net has multiple resources for Veterans and their families and friends, including: - Information on signs of crisis and a self-check quiz
- Resource locator to find support
- Library of downloadable print materials such as posters and editable flyers to spread the word
Real Warriors Campaign
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) launched a public awareness campaign May 2009 that focuses on combating the stigma associated with seeking care and treatment for psychological health concerns. The Real Warriors Campaign Web site includes original, up-to-date articles that address a variety of the issues facing our military. Additionally, the campaign shares service-specific resources for warriors (http://www.realwarriors.net/resources) and highlights federal, state, military and non-profit organizations supporting service members and their families, like NASHIA. The site also features a message board. Service members can also stay connected to the campaign and to each other via the campaign’s social networking tools including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
is the official Army benefits website serving the Regular Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Family Members, and Retirees.The My Benefits section produces personalized survivor and retirement benefit reports for active duty Soldiers and Family Members. It provides a complete financial forecast that includes your investments, insurance, and SGLI. It also provides a "what if" capability that shows how life events, such as getting married, having children, or retiring at a projected date and rank, affect your financial picture. The site also contains a complete set of fact sheets on state and federal benefits.
Suicide Prevention for Veterans http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/default.aspx
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.
Para obtener asistencia en español durante las 24 horas, llame al 1-888-628-9454. Para información en español haga clic aquí.
Operation: Military Kids
The State of Missouri and county University of Missouri Extension staff, community agencies, schools, and 4-H Club youth are reaching out to military youth…before, during and after their parents are deployed.
VA Research: Improving Veterans Lives (Brochure Series) These brochures highlight VA research in the following areas: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Women's Health, Mental Health, Prosthetics, Rural Health, and Federal Research Collaboration.