Use any of these resources when seeking information about benefits or programs from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
As a percentage of the population, veteran and military suicide rates are higher as a group than the civilian population. Use these resources to become more aware of suicide, prevention and the resources available to help.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a number of FREE printed materials that you can order to have as part of your Suicide Awareness Program. Visit this link to access those resources.
Surviving A Suicide
Not all suicides can be prevented. These resources will be of value in dealing with what happens after a suicide.
A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt
Guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with. Order FREE from SAMHSA.
It is important that families and caregivers know of the services and benefits available to our wounded warriors. In addition to information proved by the VA these resources will be of value in caring for and seeking help for those who have served.
GOVERNMENT & NGO RESOURCES
These resources provide various publications and directories that you can use in reaching out to the Military Community.
Military Outreach USA strongly suggests that a veteran use an approved service officer to file a disability claim with the VA. There should never be a charge to file a claim.
Virtually every state in the nation has a Veterans Affairs Department and special benefits for veterans in their state.
Whether in the active military, National Guard or Reserves, it is important to understand what occurs before, during and after a deployment. These resources will assist in creating awareness when a deployment occurs.
DCoE Resource Catalog: This collection of helpful resources us designed to be used by health care providers,service members, veterans and military families. The catalog includes information about organizational programs, websites, educational materials, product fact sheets, clinical practice recommendations, posters, mobile apps and more.
Everyone Serves: A handbook for family and friends of service members during Pre-Deployment, Deployment and Reintegration.
Post Deployment Stress: What Every Family Should Know