Transitioning Service Member: Veteran Resources - Mental Health
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Transitioning Service Member: Veteran Resources

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Transitioning Service Member

Veteran Resources

As a Veteran, you might experience difficult life events or challenges after leaving the military. We’re here to help no matter how big or small the problem may be. VA has resources to address the unique stressors and experiences that Veterans may face.

Self-Help Resources

Moving Forward

Moving Forward is an educational and life coaching program that teaches Problem Solving skills to help you better handle life’s challenges. It is designed for Veterans, Service Members and their families.

Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF)

Provides information for our newest Veterans returning from the armed services. You can find information about the benefits the VA provides, eligibility, and family support services.  

Articles
Families At Ease: VA Program Helps Families Help Their Veterans

Many Veterans need help admitting or realizing they need help. The 'Families At Ease' program (now 'Coaching Into Care') was developed by VA to work with family members and friends of Veterans to help them access VA facilities for services and benefits they have earned.

Helping Veterans Come Home: A Day at a Vet Center

Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veteran's war experience while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in their community. Join Alice Ford and the staff at the Alexandria Vet Center for a look at what happens everyday.

A Day at a Vet Center: A Safe Place to Talk

The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible Veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. Vet Centers also provide bereavement counseling to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings.

A Day at a Vet Center: Counseling Vets and Families

There are 232 community based Vet Centers located in all fifty states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. While the Vet Centers were originally set up to help returning Vietnam Veterans, they are now able to counsel all combat Veterans from all military conflicts.

Fact Sheets for Veterans
Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Service Members

This guide contains information to help military personnel understand what to expect when returning from a war zone, and to help them to better adapt back to home life.

How to Recognize When to Ask for Help

Contains information on suicide prevention — understanding the warning signs, myths and realities, and Veteran specific risks.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Guide for Patients

This document contains information on TBI including causes, diagnosis, symptoms and more.

PDHRA Battlemind Training: Continuing the Transition Home

This trifold introduces Battlemind Training, developed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

Fact Sheets for Veterans and their Families
Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel

As a military family member you want to understand what to expect during reintegration following time in a war zone, and to help your loved one adapt back to home life. Reintegration is an adjustment for all involved. This guide aims to make this process as smooth as possible.


inTransition

Are you, a loved one or buddy looking at an upcoming change in status, relocation or return to civilian life? For warriors currently receiving mental healthcare, transferring to a new provider can be easy. Check out the inTransition Program to learn about coaching resources that you can take advantage of today.

Vet Centers

Vet Centers are located in your community and stand ready to help you and your family with readjustment counseling and outreach services. Services include individual and group counseling, marital and family counseling, medical and benefits referrals, and employment counseling.

National Center for PTSD - Veterans and their Families

This website contains in-depth information on PTSD and traumatic stress. You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions About PTSD; Fact Sheets on Common Reactions; information about the effects of trauma on Family and Friends; and much more.

VA PTSD Program Locator: The program locator will help you find local VA PTSD programs.

National Guard Family Program

This programs purpose is to enhance the quality of life for National Guard members, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Help for Homeless Veterans: 877-4AID-VET
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Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274
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Find out if you’re eligible: Health Benefits Explorer
Veterans Health Benefits Guide
Veterans Health Library
Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN