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Reaching out to " ONE VETERAN AT A TIME"
Mental Health Services
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE
Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-273-TALK end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Chat
The Veterans Crisis Line connects VeteranS in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-273-8255 end_of_the_skype_highlighting and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
VA Facility Locator: Each VA medical center and many VA clinics have PTSD specialists. You can also find a VA PTSD Program or a Vet Center near you. Or call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center to talk to another combat Veteran: 1-877-927-8387 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-927-8387 end_of_the_skype_highlighting (WAR-VETS).
NJ Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs
Military OneSource: *: 24/7 Hotline staffed with mental health individuals standing by to help1-800-342-9647
Wellness resources for military community:
Free psychological counseling for military service members and veterans who have served in the current conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan. Offers free therapy for any of their loved ones. We have satellite groups in NYC and Long Island. contact directly for additional locations
Give an Hour:
To find one log on to www.giveanhour.org
Nonprofit organizationwith an established network of more than 5300 lic. mental health (MH) professionals that will provide free MH services to US troops and families. Offered in all 50 states
Defense Centers of Excellence:
NICoe conducts research, tests new protocols and provides comphrensive training, education, and ongoing telehealth follow-up care. It is dedicated to advanced research, diagnosis and treatment planning for military personnel and their caregivers dealing with psychological health and TBI issues*
Real Warriors Campaign:
Vet Center: We are the people in the U.S. Department of Veteran affairs who welcome home War Veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment services in a caring mannner. We assist Veterans and their family members toward a successful postwar adjustment (As quoted from Keeping the Promise card)
DCoE Outreach Center :
Which allows anyone, including family members, to confidentially speak with trained health resource consultants 24/7 by calling 866-966-1020, by using live chat or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
These and other campaign materials, such as service-specific posters, can be viewed
downloaded and ordered free-of-charge at www.realwarriors.net/materials.
WOUNDED TRANSITION PLAN (WTC): Available online at the Comprehensive Transition Plan Learning Module is a resource developed to help families and caregivers of a Warrior in Transition, defined as "a soldier with complex medical needs requiring six months or more of treatment or rehabilitation."
Joining Forces: First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden have teamed to promote “Joining Forces”, a campaign to support families of present-day military. The web site is at:
*Information from Defense Centers of Excellence: A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members; before, During and After Deployment pages: 120-136 *As published in Express Times, NJ edition
Breathe2 Relax Mobile App:
After Deployments: Army unveils new new website for wounded, injured, ill soldiers' families and caregivers: http://www.wtc.army.mil/about_us/ctp.htmlwww.graffitiofwar.com
Living with chronic pain?:
Information at American Chronic Pain Association Please visit site below to learn more about how to enjoy a better quality of life in spite of chronic pain. http://www.theacpa.org/default.asp
Specifically for Veterans at www.VetsinPain.org
NJ specific Resources:
Welcome Home Vets NJ:
Welcome home Vets NJ is an entirely volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping our service men and women overcome obstacles in their return to civilian life. America asked these stalwart men and women to possibly die in it's defense and yet when they return home the support provided is often inadequate. We strive to provide former service members from all conflict eras, legal assistance as well as help with access to medical services, housing and jobs.
Veteran's Haven North: Our Nation and our State, grateful for its hard won freedom and democracy, owes a special debt to our veterans. That there are so many falling through the gaps in our society is a call to action. We must restpre dignity and purpose to those who so unselfishly served our country.
JOBs: HERO TO HIRED: By Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Welcome home Vets NJ: A 501 (3) (c) approved charity:
Community Prevention Resources of Warren County, NJ Inc. (CPRWC)
CPRWC is a non-profit agency dedicated to building a safe, healthy, drug-free Warren County. Our educational services promote the mental and physical health, wellness and safety of individuals and families of our community. Members of our military and their families can browse our community resource center and receive free materials that address issues of substance abuse (ATOD), internet safety, bullying, mental health, driving safety, general health and other current topics. Just a few of the many pamphlets we have in stock for our military community include:
Post-traumatic stress disorder – information for service members, Becoming a couple again – how to create a shared sense of purpose after deployment, managing anger – tips for service members, wounded veterans initiative – Canine Companions for independence. For more information, visit our website or call 908-835-1800.
Warren County Community College:
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The Graffiti of War Project: Project site for book of unconventional art created by military servicemembers. Looking at war thru the eyes of those who serve.