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Veterans their Families/Friends/loved ones & Active Duty can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online at  www.VeteransCrisisLine.net * to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.  more http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ForVeterans.aspx

 

We are grateful the VA is making this information available to everyone.  The links are loaded with wonderful information for families to learn, understand, get additional help, AND ULTIMATELY TO THRIVE

Families  http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/families.asp

How to talk to your 4-8 year old child about a suicide attempt in your family.

How to talk to your 9-13 year old child about a suicide attempt in your family.

How to talk to your 14-18 year old child about a suicide attempt in your family.

 


 

This is copied directly from the above link  http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/families.asp  Links will all take you directly to VA sites.

Educational

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Depression

Parenting

  • Sesame Workshop: Talk, Listen, Connect*
    Talk, Listen, Connect is Sesame Workshop's initiative, providing resources and emotional support to military families with young children coping with a challenging life transition.
  • Zero to Three*
    Zero to Three's Coming Together Around Military Families initiative works to strengthen the resilience of young children and families who are impacted by deployment-related issues. Operation New Dawn provides reintegration resources to support military families with young children. 
  • Military HOMEFRONT*
    Website with up-to-date information about Department of Defense programs serving troops and their families.
    • Of particular interest, may be the Parent Fact Sheets*  which cover the periods of pre-deployment, deployment and reunion.
  • Military Child Education Coalition*
    Nonprofit focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

Military Families

  • Coaching Into Care
    VA program that offers advice on how to best talk to your Veteran. The program offers the following free services: encouragement and information about getting an evaluation and services, referrals to services for Veterans and their family members and family member coaching to motivate Veterans for evalutation/consultation.
  • 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.
  • Becoming a Couple Again*
    Fact Sheet on reuniting with loved ones, creating and enjoying a shared sense of purpose and togetherness after deployment.
  • Coming Home: Adjustments for Military Families*
    Fact Sheet on adjustments following a deployment, remembering the needs and feelings of the returning family member, the adult at home and the children.
  • Deployment Health and Family Readiness Library*
    Resources on topics related to Financial Readiness, Household & Property Readiness, Legal Readiness, Personal & Family Readiness and Readiness Contacts.
  • Military Families Knowledge Bank*
    Web resource designed to assist Military Family Members and their Health Care and Service Providers.

Web Resources

  • Give an Hour*
    Provide free mental health services to US military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Joint Service Support: Local Community Resource Finder*
    Tasked to serve all components and branches of the military and their family members, this local community resource finder can help you located a Family Program Team, Transition Assistance Advisor and more. 
  • Military OneSource: A 27/7 Resource of Military Members, Spouses & Families*
    Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation Status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Visit today or call 1-800-342-9647.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance*
    FCA is a public voice for caregivers. Their programs (information, education, services, research and advocacy) support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

If you and your family are experiencing issues or problems that  need support - please do not hesitate to contact your local VA hospital.  If you would like further information on issues that face many Veterans, we have links to give that to you. 

The VA provides free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if you are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Veterans their Families/Friends/loved ones & Active Duty can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online at  www.VeteransCrisisLine.net * to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.  more http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ForVeterans.aspx




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