Veterans & Military Families

Serving Veterans: A Resource Guide. A guide for primary and behavioral healthcare professionals serving veterans and their families from SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.

Service Member Support Division: 24-hour assistance (800) 292-9464

Common Military Terms  A glossary of common terms for the layperson
Real Warriors Campaign  Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) 
Dryhootch "a place for veterans to reconnect"

Military Mental Health provides information to help to break down the stigma of mental health issues among soldiers, veterans, their families, and medical staff to ensure that a greater number of military families receive the prompt and high-quality care they deserve. 

NAMI Veterans Resource Center a program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Veterans Treatment Court Clearinghouse National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Wounded Warrior Resource Center an online partnership for wounded, ill and injured services members, veterans, their families and those who support them.

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sponsored by the Department. of Veterans Affairs that offers a broad range of information about post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment methods and has a VA facilities locator.

The Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute offers extensive information online about PTSD, geographic lists of therapists with experience treating people with PTSD, and books, articles, and referrals to support groups. They also have information about self-injury.

Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273-TALK (8255), press 1.  24 hour toll-free crisis hotline, you are connected with a crisis center that can tell you where to seek immediate help in your area.

Direct Services/Health Benefits

TRICARE: Regional claims offices that can be contacted for information about healthcare benefits, including benefits for mental health and substance abuse services.

Deployment Health Clinical Center: Offers a list of resources for service members and their families and a link to the Department of Defense Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (alcohol and mental health screening).

Department of Veterans Affairs: Offers information about benefits for returning veterans, those who have lost a loved one, health insurance information and facility locator to help find the closest VA Medical Center and the services it offers.

Vet Center Program: Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military-related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.

Military OneSource: A Military OneSource consultant can provide a brief assessment and referral to mental health professionals.

Military Families

Military OneSource: (800) 342-9647 (24-hour, toll-free number)

National Military Family Association: Educates military families about their rights and benefits. Their main programs are Spouse Scholarships and Operation Purple Camps (summer camps for military children).

Military Family Network: Supports military families and increase their readiness and well-being by connecting them with their communities and the organizations that provide the best service and value.