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Mental Health Services
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE
Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK or Chat
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year
To learn more about a Veteran’s Crisis Hotline and its functions, please view:
VA Facility Locator: Each VA medical center and many VA clinics have PTSD specialists. You can also find a VA PTSD Program or a Vet Center near you. Or call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center to talk to another combat Veteran: 1-877-927-8387 (WAR-VETS).
Military OneSource: *: 24/7 Hotline staffed with mental health individuals standing by to help 1-800-342-9647
Wellness resources for military community:
Make the connection:
Interested in learning about joining a study?
Please view information as follows:
“The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) is a federal intramural program that studies the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as concussion, with a special focus on military-relevant injuries. CNRM was established through Congressional legislation in 2008 to foster collaborative efforts between the Uniformed Services University (USU), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Through this collaborative approach to clinical research, our researchers are breaking new ground in improving the evaluation and care of military service members and civilians suffering from TBI and post-traumatic stress (PTS). To learn more about the studies at CNRM, this page (http://www.cnrmstudies.org/clinical-research/cnrm-research) contains flyers for each research study. If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more, call the CNRM at 1-855-824-2676.”
GETSmart study flyer July 2014 stamped
Free psychological counseling for military service members and veterans who have served in the current conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan. Offers free therapy for any of their loved ones. We have satellite groups in NYC and Long Island. Contact directly for additional locations.
Give an Hour:
To find one log on to www.giveanhour.org.
Nonprofit organization with an established network of more than 5300 lic. mental health (MH) professionals that will provide free MH services to US troops and families. Offered in all 50 states.
Defense Centers of Excellence:
NICoe conducts research, tests new protocols and provides comprehensive training, education, and ongoing telehealth follow-up care. It is dedicated to advanced research, diagnosis and treatment planning for military personnel and their caregivers dealing with psychological health and TBI issues*
Real Warriors Campaign:
Vet Center: We are the people in the U.S. Department of Veteran affairs who welcome home War Veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner. We assist Veterans and their family members toward a successful postwar adjustment (As quoted from Keeping the Promise card)
|Wounded Warrior Project:
DCoE Outreach Center:
Which allows anyone, including family members, to confidentially speak with trained health resource consultants 24/7 by calling 866-966-1020, by using live chat or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
These and other campaign materials, such as service-specific posters, can be viewed, downloaded and ordered free-of-charge at www.realwarriors.net/materials.
WOUNDED TRANSITION PLAN (WTC):
Available online at the Comprehensive Transition Plan Learning Module is a resource developed to help families and caregivers of a Warrior in Transition, defined as “a soldier with complex medical needs requiring six months or more of treatment or rehabilitation.”
The definition can include soldiers severely wounded in combat, injured on the job in peacetime or wartime, or suffering from a long-term illness.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden have teamed to promote “Joining Forces”, a campaign to support families of present-day military. The web site is at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/about
*Information from Defense Centers of Excellence: A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members; before, During and After Deployment pages: 120-136 *As published in Express Times, NJ edition
Provides the most up to date information on asbestos related illnesses. You can also view the different stages of malignant mesothelioma which can greatly affect life expectancy. They have a team of patient advocates that work one on one with patients and their families connecting them with doctors, treatment centers, support groups and much more during and after diagnosis.
Living with chronic pain?:
Information at American Chronic Pain Association. Please visit site below to learn more about how to enjoy a better quality of life in spite of chronic pain. http://www.theacpa.org/default.asp
Specifically for Veterans at www.VetsinPain.org
NJ Specific Resources:
Welcome Home Vets NJ:
Welcome home Vets NJ is an entirely volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping our service men and women overcome obstacles in their return to civilian life. America asked these stalwart men and women to possibly die in it’s defense and yet when they return home the support provided is often inadequate. We strive to provide former service members from all conflict eras, legal assistance as well as help with access to medical services, housing and jobs. www.welcomehomevetsofnj.org
Veteran’s Haven North: Our Nation and our State, grateful for its hard won freedom and democracy, owes a special debt to our veterans. That there are so many falling through the gaps in our society is a call to action. We must restore dignity and purpose to those who so unselfishly served our country.
JOBS: HERO TO HIRED: By Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Welcome Home Vets NJ: A 501 (3) (c) approved charity:
Community Prevention Resources of Warren County, NJ Inc. (CPRWC)
CPRWC is a non-profit agency dedicated to building a safe, healthy, drug-free Warren County. Our educational services promote the mental and physical health, wellness and safety of individuals and families of our community. Members of our military and their families can browse our community resource center and receive free materials that address issues of substance abuse (ATOD), internet safety, bullying, mental health, driving safety, general health and other current topics. Just a few of the many pamphlets we have in stock for our military community include:
Post-traumatic stress disorder – information for service members, Becoming a couple again – how to create a shared sense of purpose after deployment, managing anger – tips for service members, wounded veterans initiative – Canine Companions for independence. For more information, visit our website or call 908-835-1800.
Warren County Community College:
Overview of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. 6. New Jersey War … New Jersey National Guard Tuition Program. 12 …. entitlements, and give advice and support to the veteran….. Warren County Community College …
The Graffiti of War Project: Project site for book of unconventional art created by military service members. Looking at war thru the eyes of those who serve.
www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/ptsd_research.asp Research helps improve lives by tackling problems like PTSD. From civilians and Veterans, we are learning more and more about the causes of PTSD and other reactions