Veteran’s Resources: Ways to Give and Receive Help

Merely Me Health Guide November 12, 2011
  • Yesterday was Veteran’s Day and while many people look at it as simply a day off from work or a chance to get a good sale, this day does have great meaning for many people. In honor of Veteran’s Day, MyDepressionConnection wishes to recognize and pay honor to those who are currently serving or who have served to protect our country. A day’s work for these individuals is no ordinary job. These are people who risk both their physical and mental health in the line of duty. Many of our veterans are at risk for mental health problems including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, service men and women returning home from a tour of duty may find that they have financial and medical difficulties. Fortunately there is help and support. In this post we are going to give you resources so that you can help support our veterans. If you are veteran in need of psychological, medical, or financial assistance we also have resources to share with you. Lastly we wish to provide links to Health Central articles and information on how to improve mental health for those serving our country.

     

    Please take note: Use the following links to resources at your discretion. Health Central is not responsible for the functionality or usefulness of any external links provided. It is up to you to decide if any particular resource is relevant to your unique situation.

     

    Ways to Help Our Veterans

     

    Veteran’s Support Foundation  This foundation serves veterans and their families by awarding grants to organizations that address essential housing, education and medical needs.

     

    Bob Woodruff Foundation  The Bob Woodruff Foundation educates the public about the needs of injured service members, veterans and their families as they reintegrate into their communities.

     

    Team Red White and Blue  The mission of this non-profit organization is to transform the way wounded veterans are reintegrated into society when they return from combat and exit their position in the Active Duty force or National Guard.

     

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  This national resource lists many ways to volunteer to help veterans.

     

    Military.com  offers an extensive list of resources to help our troops and veterans.

     

    Resources for Veterans and Their Families

     

    Disabled American Veterans

     

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Help for Veterans with PTSD

    NAMI Veteran’s Resource Center

    Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families 

     

    Veteran’s Crisis Line website  Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

     

    Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach Center (866-966-1020) DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation's military communities, warriors and families.

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    Health Central articles and Information on Veterans and Mental Health

     

    Veteran’s and Mental Health: Donald’s Story

     

    Mental Health Care for Veterans

     

    Depression in Veterans

    Mental Health and the Military: An Interview with a Vietnam Veteran 

     

    Providing Free Mental Health Care for Veterans

     

    Honoring and Appreciating Veteran’s who Put Their Lives and Mental Health at Risk

     

    Are you a veteran or do you have a loved one or friend who is a veteran? Please share your thoughts, opinions, and stories here.  We would love to hear from you!

     

    From Health Central and My Depression Connection we wish to thank our Veterans and people serving in our military for all you do to keep us safe from harm. Thank you!