With September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we at Homes for Our Troops want all Veterans to know help is out there. The topic resonates with many Veterans, many of whom are actively working to prevent more Veteran suicides. The Homes for Our Troops staff is 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 is a list of a few.
Armed Forces Foundation www.armedforcesfoundation.org Offers assistance to active-duty and retired military personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components, and military families.
Home Base Program (Boston Red Sox/MGH) www.homebase.org The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program provides clinical care and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, and family members who are effected by PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Lone Survivor Foundation www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org Provides therapeutic, outdoor, and unique opportunities that optimize recovery and healing of affected military Servicemembers and their families affected by PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
PTSD Foundation of America www.ptsdusa.org A nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring combat Veterans and their families with post-traumatic stress.
Real Warriors www.realwarriors.net An initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote building resilience, facilitating recovery, and supporting reintegration of returning Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families.
Re-MIND (Bob Woodruff Family Fund) www.remind.org Helps injured Servicemembers, Veterans and their families, especially those effected by hidden injuries of war, reintegrate back into their communities.