Troop and Military Family Resources

 

 

In Palm Beach County


http://msw.usc.edu/military-social-work/military-mental-health-resources-depression-tbi-ptsd/
 

2018 Veteran Quick Reference Guide
http://quickguide.211pbtc.org/pbcveteranquickguide.pdf
Printable list of veteran's resources in Palm Beach County.

 

Direct Services

 

Deployment Health Psychological Health Center of Excellence
http://www.pdhealth.mil/clinical-guidance/deployment-health
The Deployment Health Psychological Health Center of Excellence website offers a list of resources for service members and their families and a link to the Department of Defense Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (alcohol and mental health screening).


Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov
The official Web site for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers information about benefits for returning veterans, those who have lost a loved one, health insurance information and facility locator to help find the closest VA Medical Center and the services it offers.


Vet Centers
https://www.vetcenter.va.gov/
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military-related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family. The 207 community based Vet Centers are located in all fifty states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Use this link to locate your closest Vet Center.


Military OneSource
(800) 342-9647 (24-hour, toll-free number)
www.militaryonesource.com

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Resources


National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(802) 296-6300
www.ptsd.va.gov/
This is a Web site sponsored by the Department. of Veterans Affairs that offers a broad range of information about post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment methods and has a VA facilities locator.


Anxiety Disorders Association of America
(240) 485-1001
www.adaa.org
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America offers extensive information about anxiety disorders (including PTSD) in people of all ages, online self-screening tools, a searchable list of treatment professionals and support groups, information about clinical trials, a medication chart, on-line newsletter, personal stories, and an online bookstore.


Resources for Military Families


Military OneSource
(800) 342-9647 (24-hour, toll-free number)
www.militaryonesource.com
See description in above section.


National Military Family Association
(800) 260-0218
www.nmfa.org
The National Military Family Association educates military families about their rights and benefits. Their main programs are Spouse Scholarships (awarded to spouses to obtain professional certification or attend post-secondary or graduate school) and Operation Purple Camps (summer camps for military children).


United States Department of Labor Resource Listing
https://www.dol.gov/vets/militaryspouses/
The DOL's resource listing provides information and resources to spouses of military personnel related to education, training and employment within the U.S.


Military Family Network
http://emilitary.org
Their mission is to support military families and increase their readiness and well-being by connecting them with their communities and the organizations that provide the best service and value.


Military Families Cope with Change – Sesame Workshop
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/initiatives/emotion/tlc/

Housing and Mortgages for Veterans                                                                                                 http://www.mortgageloan.com/veterans/

https://www.homeloansforall.com/va-loans/

 

Mattress Help: Although occasional anxiety is part of everyday life for most Americans, 40 million adults are affected by an anxiety disorder. That said, 18 percent of the entire population in the United States lives with the nation’s most common mental illness: anxiety.

Mattress Help's research guide covers the the complete range of anxiety disorders and more importantly, recommendations for sleep when you have anxiety: http://mattresshelp.org/anxiety-sleep/

 

Resources for Professionals

 

Military.com Benefits by State

https://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/state-veterans-benefits-directory.html


VA Mental Health
http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

 

National Resource Directory
https://nrd.gov/
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online tool for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them. The NRD provides access to more than 11,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. The site is maintained by the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs, and links to federal and state government agencies; Veterans service and benefit organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations who provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families. Visit the NRD video library here.

 

SAMHSA Resources for Returning Veterans and Their Families
http://www.samhsa.gov/vets/index.aspx

 

afterdeployment.org – Wellness resources for the military community and family members
http://www.afterdeployment.org/

  

Educational Video Resources

 

UCTV Series – The Coming Home Project
http://www.uctv.tv/series/index.aspx?show=show&seriesnumber=506
This series, sponsored by UCSF and The Coming Home Project, aims to help prepare health professionals, psychotherapists and family members to care for returning soldiers suffering from the invisible wounds of combat-related maladies such as PTSD, major depression and traumatic brain injury.

National Center for PTSD
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/index.asp - This portion of the website, designed for professionals, has links to practice publications and other resources.


https://www.ptsd.va.gov/PTSD/professional/materials/videos/index.asp - This subsection of the website has online educational videos for Mental Health Care Providers and other Health Care Providers. Topics include prescribing medication for PTSD and PTSD awareness in health settings.

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/videos/index.asp - This subsection of the website has online educational videos for veterans, family and friends, and the general public. Topics include "What is PTSD?", "EMDR for PTSD", and medication, among others.

Veterans Health Administration TRAIN - TRAIN is a free service for learners from the Public Health Foundation.

https://www.train.org/vha/welcome

 

Bridging Military and Community Resources
http://aheconnect.com/citizensoldier/
The Citizen-Soldier Support Program (CSSP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Odum Institute for Research in Social Science has established a training and resources website. Through its Behavioral Health Initiative, CSSP seeks to improve access to services for Reserve Component combat veterans and their families, specifically for those with combat-related behavioral health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  

 

Real Warriors/Real Battles/Real Strength
http://www.realwarriors.net/
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. Videos are available that feature soldiers/veterans sharing stories and knowledge.