Below are the resources that we have accumulated for those needing additional support. It is important to understand that not everything works for everyone. The Important thing is to not give up! If you have a recommendation for another resource, please email us here.
Veteran Crisis Hotline: If you are in crisis, or a Veteran you know is in crisis please call the Veteran Crisis Hotline 1 (800) 273 - 8255, Press 1
If you're a Combat Veteran that needs to just talk to someone, please call or text '6' to (559) 799-2548
Post Traumatic Stress (PTS): "The important thing is to never give up!
Vet Center: Vet Center understands and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community. Vet Center Call Center Counseling is also available 24/7 at 1-877-WAR-VETS (1.877.927.8387)
Give an Hour: their mission is to develop national networks of volunteer professional capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Since 2005, they have focused on providing free and confidential mental health care to those who serve, veterans, and their families. If you feel ever feel you need the one-on-one support, please call 1 (800) 273-8255 at any time.
They also have a text line: text "SIGNS" to 741741
David Lynch Foundation (Operation Warrior Wellness):Transcendental Meditation (TM)
The TM- based Resilient warrior program has been extensively researched by over 340 peer-reviewed studies including over $26 million in grants from the national Institute of health to study the program's effectiveness for reducing heart disease key findings include:
40 to 45% reduction in symptoms of PTSD and depression
42% decrease in insomnia
30% improvement and satisfaction with quality life
25% reduction in plasma cortisol levels decrease high blood pressure or on par with first-line anti hypertensives
47% reduced risk of cardiovascular related mortality
To find out more about their program or apply, click here.
This mobile app is for Veterans and Servicemembers who are concerned about their drinking and how it relates to posttraumatic stress after deployment, or for anyone who wants to develop healthier drinking behaviors.
CPT Coach is a free mobile app that helps you work with your therapist during Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). The app helps you keep track of homework, appointments, and PTSD symptoms. CPT Coach is not a self-help tool.
*This is a list of organizations that may be able to help with financial assistance. However, please note that some organizations only help post 9/11 Veterans or certain disability ratings. Always check with the organizational guidelines before applying.*
Americas Fund: 1(760) 725-3680 They help veterans of disability rating 70% and above.
United Way:211 they have programs lists available
VFW Unmet Needs: 1 (866) 789-6333
Coalition to Support America’s Heroes: 1 (888) 447-2588
Multiple deployments to combat zones can cause stress to veterans and their families. That stress coupled with illnesses and/or injuries can put our nations veterans at risk for substance abuse disorders. Addiction can further delay our Combat Veterans as they come home and reintegrate back into civilian life. Our Warfighters need to know they are not alone. Below are some websites and numbers of places to help.