In light of PTSD Awareness Day on June 27, we at Homes For Our Troops want all Veterans to know there is no shame in reaching out for help. The HFOT staff is always available to Veterans if they need assistance, information on resources, or even just to talk.
There are many organizations and resources offering support to Veterans for PTSD; here are a few:
1. VA Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
2. 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.
3. VA Vet Center Program Vet Centers offer a wide range of services to Veterans and their families at 300 community-based Vet Center locations.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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).
8. USA Cares: Combat Injured Program (800) 773-0387
Provides financial support for Veterans undergoing extended treatment for PTSD
9. 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).
10. 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.
11. 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.
Please enjoy our upcoming celebration of our Nation, and thank you for your sacrifices to keep it free.