With September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we at Homes For Our Troops want all Veterans to know help is available. The topic resonates with all of us, and many of our Veterans are actively working to prevent more Veteran suicides. The Homes For Our Troops staff and our Veteran Action and Advisory Team (VAAT) are always available to Veterans if they need assistance, information on other organizations, or even just to talk.
There are many organizations offering Veterans support for PTSD and other hidden injuries of war. Here are a few.
- As of July 16, 2022, dialing 9-8-8 connects to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate assistance from trained professionals.
- VA Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 Find more ways to contact the VA Veterans Crisis Line at: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/. For more information from the VA suicide prevention services visit: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/index.asp.
- National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(800)273-8255 Combat Call Center (877)WAR-VETS The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders. The PTSD Information Center has Fact Sheets and Videos to answer your questions on trauma, PTSD and related issues.
- VA Vet Center Program Vet Centers offer a wide range of services to Veterans and their families at 300 community-based Vet Center locations.
- PTSD Foundation of America Veteran Line: (877)717-PTSD (7873) Office: (832)912-4429 A nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring combat Veterans and their families with post-traumatic stress.
- Home Base Program-Clinical Intensive Care Program(National/Regional) 617-724-5202
Home Base has the country’s first two-week Intensive Clinical Program (ICP) to treat Veterans and Families who are struggling with the invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma, depression, anxiety and co-occurring substance use disorders. Based in Boston, the organization serves Veterans and Families from across the country. The Intensive Clinical Program offers a holistic and innovative approach to clinical care. As of July 2017, Home Base began opening up treatment to Vietnam era Veterans.
- Lone Survivor Foundation: (832)581-3592
The vision of the Lone Survivor Foundation is to provide exceptional therapeutic, outdoor, and unique opportunities that optimize recovery and healing of affected U.S. Military wounded service members and their families.
- Operation Mend-Intensive Treatment Program:
The Intensive Treatment Program serves active-duty service members, Veterans, and their families impacted by service-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- USA Cares: Combat Injured Program(800) 773-0387
Provides financial support for Veterans undergoing extended treatment for PTSD
- Military One Source: Military OneSource is a 24/7 connection to information, answers, and support to help Veterans reach their goals, overcome challenges, and thrive. While Military OneSource does not provide health care services, it helps connect service members and their families with appropriate resources for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Psychological Health Centers of Excellence: The mission of Psychological Health Centers of Excellence is to improve the lives of our nation’s service members, Veterans, and their families by advancing excellence in psychological health care, readiness, and prevention of psychological health disorders.
- Real Warriors: The Real Warriors Campaign promotes a culture of support for psychological healthy by encouraging the military community to reach out for help whether coping with the daily stressors of military life, or concerns like depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
- Operation First Response: The Last Mission Project 888-289-0280 Provides financial support for Veterans undergoing extended treatment for PTSD.
- Boulder Crest Foundation’s Warrior PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes) is delivered once a month at Boulder Crest’s locations in Arizona (Boulder Crest Arizona), Virginia (Boulder Crest Virginia), and the Boulder Crest Mobile Training Team, and monthly by Boulder Crest’s partners in Florida, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, and Arkansas.