Veteran Resources

Above link will take you to the Veterans Crisis Line

Suicide Prevention

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.

How You Can Play a Role in Suicide Prevention

Moral Injury and Suicide Risk

Suicide Awareness Pamphlet (Army Program)

Suicide Data Report

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.

Visit this link to Suicide Warning Cards that can be downloaded and printed from your computer. These cards can also be ordered from SAMHSA.

Surviving A Suicide

Not all suicides can be prevented. These resources will be of value in dealing with what happens after a suicide.

Coping with Grief After Suicide

Handbook for Survivors of Suicide

Fact Sheet Coping with Suicide (DCoE)

NEW RELEASE:

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.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

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.

Caregiver Resources Directory

Compensation and Benefits Handbook

Disaster-Disease-Distress

Family Caregiver Guide

Military Caregivers

Providing for the Casualties of War

GOVERNMENT & NGO RESOURCES

These resources provide various publications and directories that you can use in reaching out to the Military Community.

Veteran Service Organization (VSO) Directory

Resource Catalog (DCoE)

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.

VFW National Roster of Service Officers

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers

Virtually every state in the nation has a Veterans Affairs Department and special benefits for veterans in their state.

State Veteran Affairs Offices and Benefits

DEPLOYMENT RESOURCES

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

Reintegration After Deployment

Returning to Family Life After Deployment