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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Resources

"At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in Government... I have made clear that as we move forward as a Department, we will judge the success of all our efforts against a single metric — the outcomes we provide for Veterans."
~ Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald
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The Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 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. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

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Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives. Visitors to the site can view video clips of Veterans sharing their experiences with behavioral health concerns and ways in which they connected with care.

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The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD)

The National Center for PTSD is a leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD. The mission of the NCPTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. The website offers a goldmine of information on PTSD assessment and treatment, including online programs for Veterans and free continuing education for behavioral health care providers.

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PTSD Consultation Program

The PTSD Consultation Program for Community Providers offers free education, information, consultation and other resources to non-VA health professionals who treat Veterans with PTSD outside of the VA system. These services provided are consistent with evidence-based practices for PTSD and VA consensus statements such as the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for PTSD.

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AboutFace is a resource developed by the VA’s National Center for PTSD. Learn about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from Veterans who live with it every day. Hear their stories. Find out how treatment turned their lives around.

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Coaching Into Care

Coaching Into Care provides a “coaching” service for family and friends of Veterans who see that a Veteran in their life needs help. Coaching involves helping the caller figure out how to motivate the Veteran to seek services. The service is free and provided by licensed clinical social workers and psychologists. The goal of the service is to help the Veteran and family members find the appropriate services in their community.

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