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Veteran Services

  • American Veterans (AMVETS)
    AMVETS is dedicated to leadership, advocacy and service for America's Veterans on issues such as employment and training, mandatory funding for government- provided health care and other benefits to which they are entitled.
  • Disabled American Veterans
    DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
    IAVA is dedicated to improving the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families by addressing critical issues facing new veterans, including mental health, the VA system, health care for female veterans, and GI Bill education benefits.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
    PVA works to enhance the quality of life for veterans of the armed forces who have experienced Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction (SCI/D) advocating for quality health care, research and education, veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.
  • Student Veterans of America (SVA)
    SVA is an association of student veteran groups from college campuses across the United States. The organization works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.
  • The American Legion
    The American Legion is veteran service organization committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow service members and Veterans.
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
    VVA is dedicated to promoting and supporting the full range of issues important to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

Suicide Prevention

  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
    The goal of AAS is to understand and prevent suicide by promoting research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicide, including groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration programs and critical policy work.
  • National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP)
    The NSSP is a coordinated effort by both the public and private sectors to prevent and reduce suicide and suicidal behavior. The National Strategy lays out a framework for action and guides development of an array of services and programs.

Consumer

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
    The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mood disorders through education and support.
  • Veterans Mental Health Council Guide
    Veterans Mental Health Councils provide a dynamic opportunity for VA Staff and Veteran consumers of VA Mental Health Services to learn from each other and promote greater understanding of and collaboration with each other to the benefit of both.
  • Mental Health America (MHA)
    MHA is an advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide. MHA works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    NAMI is a mental health advocacy organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, advocacy and research.
  • Vet to Vet (Peer Support)
    Vermont Vet to Vet is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping veterans recover from mental illness. 

Professional

  • American Psychiatric Association
    The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 35,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders.
  • American Psychological Association
    Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, APNA, is a professional membership organization of over 6,000 members committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric mental health nursing, health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.
  • International Nurses Society on Addictions
    The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) is a professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.
  • National Association of Social Workers
    The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 150,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Other

  • Mental Health America (MHA)
    MHA is dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier live by addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, working to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    NIAAA is an organization dedicated to reducing alcohol related problems through research and practice.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    The NIMH is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Their mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    SAMHSA’s vision is “A Life in the Community for Everyone”, which is based on the premise that all people, with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders, should have the opportunity for a fulfilling life that includes a job/education, a home, and a meaningful personal relationship with friends and family. SAMHSA works to achieve this goal by building resilience and facilitating recovery.
 
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