Thank you for your interest in the Health for Every Veteran study! Below is a list of resources that you may find helpful.
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If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or others, call the national Veterans’ Crisis Hotline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255), Press 1
In case of an emergency, call 911.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
To find community mental health services, visit the Mental Health Services Locator (SAMHSA) website:
To find VA PTSD programs in your area:
For information on other sources of help at the VA and program locators:
For information on sexual assault, including finding a local counseling center, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline or visit the Rape, Incest, and Abuse National Network website:
For information on intimate partner violence or unhealthy aspects of a relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline or visit their website:
For information about proven mental health treatments for Veterans, including depression, insomnia, and substance use disorders:
HEALTH BEHAVIOR RESOURCES:
For information on alcohol treatment from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
Free and confidential information for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National
Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
For resources supporting Veterans and their families with common post-deployment concerns, visit the After Deployment website:
For information and resources for Veterans, family, and friends, including self-assessments, Veteran stories, self-help, and resource locator, visit the Make the Connection website:
PTSD ONLINE RESOURCES:
For educational resources for Veterans and the general public about PTSD, visit the National Center for PTSD website:
The PTSD Coach mobile app is to help learn about and cope with symptoms of PTSD that commonly occur following trauma. Free download from iTunes and Google Play.
PTSD Coach Online is a desktop tool to help you manage stress:
RESOURCES FOR WOMEN VETERANS:
For questions about services and resources for women Veterans, call the Women Veterans’ Hotline:
For information about VA programs and services for women Veterans:
For information on health care services available to women Veterans, frequently asked questions, and how to connect and contact nearest VA Medical Center:
RESOURCES FOR LGBT VETERANS:
The VA LGBT Health Program page:
Web page of the National Coalition for LGBT Health:
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Help Center, which provides nationwide peer-counseling, information, and referrals free of charge:
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline, a confidential, national, toll-free hotline for LGBT individuals. Provides crisis intervention, information, referrals, and support seven nights a week:
Transgender Law Center, shares real stories of transgender people, includes videos, a blog, and resources related to health care, housing, employment, and more:
The National Center for Transgender Equality, a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people. Includes helpful FAQs and information about ID documents.
OTHER VA RESOURCES:
Basic information about programs and eligibility questions:
Health care benefits information:
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