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Resources & Support
- 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
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of
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
- 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
- Student Veterans of
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 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.
- American Association of
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
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
is dedicated to preventing suicide, including groundbreaking
research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration
programs and critical policy work.
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.
- Depression and Bipolar Support
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
MHA is an advocacy
organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance
and their effects nationwide. MHA works to inform, advocate and
enable access to quality behavioral health services for all
- 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.
- American Psychiatric
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
- American Psychological
Based in Washington, DC, the American
Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional
organization that represents psychology in the United
- American Psychiatric Nurses Association
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
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
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
- 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
NIAAA is an organization dedicated to
reducing alcohol related problems through research and practice.
- National Institute of Mental Health
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
- Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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