General Resources, Free Counselling and Helpful Links
Moodjuice Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Self Help Guide
Learn more about Post Traumatic Stress and skills to cope with it.
- Canadian Veterans, Military and Family
MFRCs provide military families with information, resources and services in Canadian Armed Forces communities.
- Wounded Warriors
Whether it is through our mental health challenges, the pioneering initiatives we fund through third party partnerships, or our individual support management Hand Up program, we are committed to ensuring we provide a diverse set of programs and services for our wounded soldiers and their families.
- Veterans Affairs Canada
There is a wide range of mental health services, support and information for Veterans and their families.
- National Defence
Discover a vast range of support services available to Canadian Armed Forces members and their families from rehabilitation to housing to conflict resolution.
- Military Crisis Line
The Military Crisis Line, online chat, and text-messaging service are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care.
- After Deployment
Excellent wellness resources and asessments for the military community.
- Give An Hour
Free counseling for military members and their families.
- Real Warriors Campaign
Confidential 24/7 call line along with information on Post-Traumatic Stress.
- Defense Centers of Excellence
Webinars, training, and resource information.
- Blue Star Families:
They have developed a free downloadable e-Book on reintegration.
- America’s Fund
Provides immediate Assistance and Continuous Support for Injured Heroes and their family members.
- Not Alone
Provides confidential, no-cost programs and services to warriors and their families facing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat stress.
- Emotional Self Sufficiency
Supports VETS all the way home, through the transition and more.
- DSTRESS Line (Marines)
Provides professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors, and families.
- Resurrecting Lives Foundation
Traumatic Brain Injury Advocacy, Research, Treatment & Education
- Operation Reach Out
A suicide prevention app aimed at veterans and military families. The app is intended to provide support for people having suicidal thoughts as well as friends, family or service members concerned that someone they know might be considering suicide.
- Guard Your Buddy (U.S. National Guard)
Guard Your Buddy is a joint effort by the Tennessee National Guard, The Jason Foundation, Inc., and E4 Health to give the men, women, and families in the Tennessee National Guard anytime, anywhere access to critical life resources, on-demand counseling, and on-call suicide prevention.
- Virtual Hope Box
The Virtual Hope Box mobile application received the 2014 Department of Defense Innovation Award for its unique application of technology in supporting behavioral health in service members and military families.
- The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake
Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment for Veterans. Are you a veteran struggling with substance abuse or addiction? Do you suspect you also have a mental illness like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety? If the answer is “yes,” you’re not alone, and help is within reach. The Recovery Village Palmer Lake is just one of the many great options that can help you turn your life around for the better. Located in beautiful Palmer Lake, Colorado, our center offers comprehensive, individualized care. You can also consider the many VA options that are available.
- Fight Addiction Now
A resource for anyone interested in dealing with their drug abuse. Are you using drugs or alcohol, but looking for a way to quit? Are you in recovery right now but finding it harder and harder to stay sober? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Veterans resources for patients and families. Veterans can develop mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during their military service. 30% of of all Americans with mesothelioma cancer are veterans who were exposed while on active duty.
Veterans and Military Online Chat Lines
After a Suicide Resources
- YOU’RE NOT ALONE: Connecting Military Families to Mental Health and Social Wellness Programs
- US Reserve Affairs Suicide Postvention Plan a Tool for Commanders
- Music Healing Veterans Canada providing FREE music instruction, loaner instruments and companionship to our heroes in uniform that have developed visible and/or invisible challenges stemming from their duties.
- StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol.
- MoodJuice Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Self Help Guide Learn more about Post Traumatic Stress and skills to cope with it.
- How can you help someone with PTSD?
- Hope for Recovery: Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- National Center for PTSD
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fact Sheet
- Heal My PTSD with Michele Rosenthal
- Resources for Veterans Looking to Learn to Code There are many different types of organizations that are dedicated to making coding education accessible to the nation’s finest. So if you are a veteran who is looking to learn to code, these organizations and resources can help you make that dream a reality.
- Real Stories about Real Warriors Sharing stories and knowledge lets all warriors know that they are not alone in dealing with a psychological wound or traumatic brain injury.
- Hope for Recovery from PTSD – by PTSD Alliance – Please Note: Involves dramatizations of individuals briefly describing interpersonal traumas, which may be upsetting for some individuals.
Combat PTSD Blogs
- Homecoming Vets and the Crossroads of Humanity– A reintegration site for veterans and their families.
- Desert Spirit (Living with PTSD)
- Family of a Vet
- Healing Combat Trauma
- PTSD A Soldier’s Perspective
- PTSD: Honored with Dishonor
Informative/Inspiring Blog Posts
Health and Wellbeing Resources
Active duty and retired veterans deserve nothing but the best when it comes to their benefits. Serving the country is not an easy task, and coming home can be a very difficult transition. The benefits that are available to such heroes can be difficult to work with, however, as finding the proper resources can also be a difficult task. Within this article, you will find the resources available to both active duty and retired veterans to ensure that they are getting nothing but the best in return for the sacrifices that they have so patriotically made.
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