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Support/Well Being/Health and Medical

Finding support for your wellbeing and health/medical concerns is an important part of the transition back to civilian life. Below are some of the many resources to assist with finding medical assistance, provide information about common medical issues that soldiers face, and help connect soldiers with one another.

Support:

Military OneSource: Service Members, Veterans, and families can call 24/7 to speak to a master's level consultant. Toll-free (in the US): 800-342-9647;(outside the US): (country access code) 800-342-9647 (dial all 11 numbers); International: 800-464-8107.

Veterans Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resource that connects Veterans in crisis or their families and friends with qualified, caring VA professionals. Assistance is available through a confidential, toll-free hotline or via online chat.

Warrior Gateway: This Program has been designed to promote easier reintegration into home communities by serving as a trusted and reliable resource for the military community to quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs, identify academic programs they are interested in and easily find employers seeking their valuable skills, while enabling improvements in the service provider sector through metrics and collaboration.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: Navigating the VA:  Resources available for veterans to help them work through the VA system to obtain services.

Information about Specific Medical Issues:

Depression-

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America- Depression:  Information from IAVA about depression, including links to resources for support. IAVA also has a private, online veteran’s only community where questions are welcome.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-

National Center for PTSD: Information from the VA about PTSD, including, what is PTSD, common reactions, assessment, and treatment options & support available.

Comprehensive list of support available for Veterans with PTSD, including emergency support.

U.S Army Medical Department: Information from the U.S. Army for servicemembers who want to know more about PTSD and the services available.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America-PTSD: Information from IAVA about PTSD, including links to resources for support. IAVA also has a private, online veteran’s only community where questions are welcome and support is given.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America-TBI: Information from IAVA about Traumatic Brain Injury, including links to resources for support. IAVA also has a private, online veteran’s only community where questions are welcome.

Substance Abuse-

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America-Substance Abuse: Information from IAVA about Substance Abuse, including links to resources for support. IAVA also has a private, online veteran’s only community where questions are welcome.