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Fall 2011, Volume 19, Number 3
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SAMHSA Military Families Strategic Initiative
Provides support to and addresses the behavioral health of military families.
Veterans Crisis Line
Offers a confidential toll-free crisis line and online chat for veterans and their loved ones: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 to chat online In Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy, and the Netherlands call: 001-800-273-8225. Individuals on military bases can access the lifeline with a 3-digit access code (118) through their DSN system.
Center for Deployment Psychology
Provides military culture and other behavioral health training and offers online courses.
Features videos of servicesmembers who have found value in seeking mental health support and treatment.
Real Warriors Campaign
Provides an interactive site focused on reducing stigma associated with seeking help; includes video profiles of servicemembers and their families and resources.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Offers a Masters' Speakers series and other podcasts for providers on physical, psychological, and moral stressors of combat and how trauma-related stresses affect spouses and children.
Supportive Services for Veteran
Families (SSVF) Program
Offers VA grants to organizations to provide housing stability support to eligible, low-income Veteran families.
The National Council for Community
and Behavioral Health
Promotes Mental Health First Aid for Veterans and Serving our Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate: http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/cs/veterans, and continuing educations hours.
Resource Center to Promote
Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health
Contains archived teleconference trainings to support mental health for military families.
Campaign for Social
Promotes acceptance and social inclusion.
Offers mental health coaching and support program for active duty, guard and reserve service members who are receiving mental health care and experiencing a transition.
Sesame Street –
Talk, Listen, Connect
Includes information, resources, activities and support for families coping with deployment, homecomings, changes and grief.
Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Includes information on best practices and quality standards for promoting the resilience, recovery and reintegration of warriors and their families.
Offers resources for servicemembers and their families; information and materials for providers. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road | Rockville, MD 20857 | 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727) | http://www.samhsa.gov
SAMHSA is a public health
agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
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