Resource Links

The following are some helpful links offering support, help and resources for families, veterans and all those with PTSD:

CRISIS HELP for veterans and their loved ones:  Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or 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.

National Center for PTSD  www.ptsd.va.gov

Explore Some PTSD Treatment Options PTSD/public/treatment/therapy-med/index.asp

PTSD Family Coach  PTSD FAMILY COACH

PTSD Coach Mobile App  PTSDCoach.asp

Coaching for Returning Vets and Families www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching

Combat Veteran Support:  Call 1-877-WAR-VETS

PTSD Projects www.PTSDProjects.com

Hidden Heroes – Caregiver Support
www.elizabethdolefoundation.org/hidden-heroes-caregivers-veterans/

Resources for Returning Veterans
www.returningveterans.org/resources

Help for Disasters and Sudden Trauma
www.ptsd.va.gov/public/types/disasters/survivors_disaster.asp

Operation Family Caregiver  www.operationfamilycaregiver.org

Operation Heal Our Patriots  www.samaritanspurse.org

Operation We Are Here  www.operationwearehere.com

Branches of Valor   www.branchesofvalor.org

VA Caregivers Program  www.caregiver.va.gov

Caregiver Resource Directory  Warriorcare Caregiver Directory

Coaching into Care  Coaching Into Care 1-888-823-7458

VA Benefits for Veterans and Families  www.VA.gov/explore

CruMilitary  www.crumilitary.org  1-800.444.6006

Find a VA Facilitywww.va.gov/directory/guide

VA Vet Centers  www2.va.gov/directory/guide/vetcenter_flsh.asp

Family/Caregiver Support Resources www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/resource/

Peer Support for Caregivers  www.resolveofacaregiver.org

MilVet Peer Support for Caregivers milvetcaregivernetwork.org

Peer Support for Veterans  www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/peer_support_groups

22 Until None  Most Requested Resources

NAMI Homefront Family Support 
www.nami.org/Find-Support/-Homefront

Hearts of Valor  www.heartsofvalor.org

Veterans and Families www.veteransandfamilies.org

Military.com  www.Military.com

Military Vets with PTSD www.militaryvetswithptsd.com

Anxiety and Depression Association Support www.adaa.org

Family of a Vet www.familyofavet.com

Operation Family Caregiver www.operationfamilycaregiver.org

Veterans For Change Weblinks www.veterans-for-change.org/weblinks

Military With PTSD www.militarywithptsd.org

Wellness 4 Warriors II www.wellness4warriorsii.org

PTSD Facebook Page for Teens www.facebook.com/PTS.teens

A Spouse’s Story www.aspousesstoryptsd.com

PTSD Information Graphics:
USC MSWPtsd-awareness-day

Onlinemilitaryeducation.org/ptsd

Dr. Dee’s PTSD Blog   Coming Back Home

Vets Prevail.org  www.vetsprevail.org

2 My Hero Military/Veteran Greeting Cards www.2myhero.com

Military Support Network www.militarymissionsnetwork.com

Military Support for People of Faith www.militaryfaith.com

Vietnam Veteran Wives  www.vietnamveteranwives.org

Pointman International   www.pmim.org

HOTLINE: 1-800-877-VETS (8387)   dana@pmim.org

Pointman Homefront Groups for Family/Spouse Support


Courage Beyond 
couragebeyond.org
Crisis Line 1-866-781-8010

Substance Abuse treatment Center  transformationstreatment.center

MilitaryOneSource  www.militaryonesource.com

Real Warriors.net  www.realwarriors.net

Honor The Sacrifice  www.honorthesacrifice.org

wwpeermentor@Gmail.com (e-mail requests for specific help)

iheartveterans.com  www.iheartveterans.com

Disabled Vets Resources www.disabledvetsresources.com

Wounded Times Military Blog www.woundedtimes.net

Mental Health Resources resources-when-you-can-not-afford-therapy

Brave Minds  www.braveminds.org

Gold Heart’s Veterans’ Advocates www.facebook.com/goldhearts

Purple Heart Foundation www.purpleheartfoundation.org/

PTSD Information Graphics:
USC MSWPtsd-awareness-day

Onlinemilitaryeducation.org/ptsd

Dr. Dee’s PTSD Blog   Coming Back Home

Vets Prevail.org  www.vetsprevail.org

2 My Hero Military/Veteran Greeting Cards www.2myhero.com

PTSD Help in Australia  standtall4pts.org/where-to-get-help-with-pts/

Women Veterans Online Chat Women-Veterans-to-Chat-Online

Red Cross Resource/Referral Guide for Military and Veterans’ Families www.redcross.org/find-help/military-families/information-referral-services

 

PTSD SERVICE DOG Info:

VA Service Dog Info 

Before You Get a PTSD Service Dog

How to Choose Your Service Dog

Assistance Dogs International

Please Don’t Pet Me.com

Service Dog Q & A

Canines 4 Hope

Service Dog Information

Service Dog Tasks

Service Dogs for Disabled Vets

Operation Battle Buddies

 

COUPLES’ RETREATS:

Operation Heal Our Patriots

Branches of Valor

VA Warrior to Soul Mate Retreats

Family Life: Weekend to Remember (scholarships for military couples)

 

PTSD RESOURCES for CHILDREN and TEENS:

operationwearehere.com/ChildrenBooksWoundedWarriors.html

Bridges to Healing for Children and Teens


FOR THOSE with CHILDREN or GRANDCHILDREN:

https://married2ptsd.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/what-i-tell-my-children-about-their-fathers-ptsd/


COUNSELING for FAMILY MEMBERS:

www.giveanhour.org

VA Caregiver Program

CHAMPVA (VA insurance for spouses of 100% disabled veterans)

State Social Services

www.couragebeyond.org  (For Veterans)
Crisis Line 1-866-781-8010

Local Vet Centers

Catholic Family Services

Mental Health Resources

Heather Gillam Counselor, Indiana 

 

GUIDE to FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
military-financial-assistance-guide.html

College Scholarships for Veterans

 

Got HARD QUESTIONS such as, “Why Did We Come Back Alive? Just luck?” Here is one veteran’s take on his own experience.
Veteran’s Luck? A Short Inspirational Video for Veterans


 

NEED TO TALK with SOMEONE NOW?  

Do you need encouragement or prayer from someone who “gets it?”  Chaplain Rich,
a combat Vet overcoming PTSD, and his wife Karen, are available
by phone day or night. Chaplain Rich: 231-288-4222;  Karen: 231-288-7290.

Or you can e-mail them at  Hope4Vets-Families@comcast.net

 

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FAITH BASED SUPPORT:


Operation Heal Our Patriots  
www.samaritanspurse.org

Branches of Valor   www.branchesofvalor.org

Bridges to Healing Series

Operation Restored Warrior  www.operationrestoredwarrior.org

CruMilitary  www.crumilitary.org  1-800.444.6006

Military Support Network www.militarymissionsnetwork.com

Military Believer Help Desk  www.militarybeliever.com/helpdesk

Military Support for People of Faith www.militaryfaith.com

Pointman International  www.pmim.org

HOTLINE: 1-800-877-VETS (8387)  dana@pmim.org

Pointman Homefront Groups for Family/Spouse Support

Restoring The Warrior’s Heart Couples Retreats www.restoringthewarriorsheart.com

PTSD Foundation of America (and Camp Hope) http://ptsdusa.org

Renewal Christian Care In-Patient PTSD Treatment

Veteran Ron Leonard, K9 for Christ www.k9forchrist.org

Mighty Oaks Warrior Program www.mightyoaksprograms.org

Reboot Combat Recovery  rebootrecovery.com 

Healing Resources for those with PTSD

10 Things People with PTSD Need from Ministry Leaders and Church People

 

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS for FAMILY and FRIENDS:

For information on current peer support groups for loved ones, see our Support Network page.

 

RESOURCES for GOLD STAR FAMILIES:

www.operationwearehere.com/FallenWarriors.html

www.facebook.com/UntilEveryTroopComesHome/

www.facebook.com/TFHFJ/

 

 

SUPPORT for LOVED ONES of SUICIDE VICTIMS:

22 Too Many www.facebook.com/22TooMany 

Alliance of Hope 847-868-3313 www.allianceofhope.org

SOLOS www.facebook.com/SolosSurvivorsOfLovedOnesToSuicide

Survivors of Suicide www.survivorsofsuicide.com

TAPS 1-800-959-TAPS (8277) www.taps.org

Families of Veterans Suicide www.loveyourveterans.org/resources/veteran-suicide

See what you have locally as well, if you have not done so. Some VA and Vet Centers have programs for friends and families impacted by a veteran’s suicide or attempt.

 

LEGAL HELP:

 

MISCELLANEOUS ASSISTANCE:

Veteran Service Organizations

DAV www.dav.org
VFW www.vfw.org
American Legion www.legion.org

Also consider seeking assistance from local churches, shelters, food banks and missions.

 

PTSD RESOURCES for NON-MILITARY TRAUMA:

Support Groups
https://www.facebook.com/PTSDProjects/ (message them or e-mail to: PTSDProjects@gmail.com )
https://online.supportgroups.com/
https://www.meetup.com/topics/ptsd/

Find a Therapist
http://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/ptsd
https://www.therapytribe.com/therapy/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-treatment/#s=1
http://www.aacc.net/resources/find-a-counselor/


VIDEO for LOVED ONES:

“PTSD & What About Me? 7 Tips for Loved Ones of Those with PTSD”  Hope and practical help for the spouses, families, caregivers, S/O’s, and all who may feel utterly alone and overwhelmed in their role as supporters. You’ll laugh and cry, and come away encouraged! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApBA0HRy3lE&feature=youtu.be

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