- PTSD Basics
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you can contact the National VA Call Center 24/7 at 1-877-424-3838 (also intended for Veterans families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community). You can also chat live online 24/7 through the Homeless Veterans Chat service.
- DoD/VA Suicide Outreach: Resources for Suicide Prevention: You will find ready access to hotlines, treatments, professional resources, forums and multiple media designed to link you to others. This site supports all Service Branches, the National Guard and the Reserves,Veterans, families and providers.
- DCoE Outreach Center: The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) runs a resource center that provides information and resources about psychological health (PH), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The center can be contacted 24/7 by phone at 866-966-1020, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Military OneSource: Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to Service Members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns. Call and talk anytime, 24/7 at 1-800-342-9647.
- National Resource Directory (NRD): The NRD is a website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel, and other services & resources. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.
- VA Caregiver Support
- Depression: Depression Screening (PHQ-9): If you are wondering if you have symptoms of depression, you can take this brief, confidential and anonymous screen. Only you will see the results and none of the results will be stored or sent anywhere
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Posttraumtic Stress Disorder Screening (PCL): A person who went through trauma can take a screen to see if he or she could have PTSD. A screen is a short list of questions just to see if a person needs to be assessed further. A positive screen does not mean a person has PTSD, it just means that this person should be assessed further by a mental health provider.
- Substance Abuse:
- Alcohol Use Screening (AUDIT-C): If you are wondering if you have symptoms of alcohol/drug abuse or dependence, you can take this brief, confidential and anonymous screen. Only you will see the results and none of the results will be stored or sent anywhere.
- Substance Abuse Screening (ASSIST): This brief screen is about alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs. It will ask you about your experience of using these substance across your lifetime and in the past three months.
- The Drinker’s Check-Up: This is an anonymous self-guided online tool that allows you to develop a better understanding of your drinking, including any risk that it might pose to your health.