Troop and Military Family Resources



In Palm Beach County

2018 Veteran Quick Reference Guide
Printable list of veteran's resources in Palm Beach County.


Direct Services


Deployment Health Psychological Health Center of Excellence
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
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
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)


Post-Traumatic Stress Resources

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(802) 296-6300
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
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)
See description in above section.

National Military Family Association
(800) 260-0218
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
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
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

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Resources for Professionals Benefits by State

VA Mental Health


National Resource Directory
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 – Wellness resources for the military community and family members


Educational Video Resources


UCTV Series – The Coming Home Project
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 - This portion of the website, designed for professionals, has links to practice publications and other resources. - 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. - 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.


Bridging Military and Community Resources
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
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.