Veteran Resources

General Resources
Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP): The homepage for the SSG Fox SPGP. www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ssgfox-grants/
▪U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Explore the VA benefits that help Veterans thrive. www.va.gov/
▪VA Suicide Prevention Homepage: Suicide Prevention - Mental Health (va.gov)
▪Veterans Crisis Line: A free, confidential resource available to Veterans in crisis, as well as concerned family members and friends. Dial 988 then Press 1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text 838255.


Suicide Prevention Data and Research
Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for VA Suicide Prevention: Rocky Mountain MIRECC disseminates information about suicide prevention in ways that are accessible to Veterans and the community at large and evaluates strategies to translate research-informed practices into everyday care. www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/index.asp
▪Veteran Suicide Data and Reporting: VA’s resource for the most up-to-date Veteran suicide data. www.mentalhealth.va.gov/mentalhealth/suicide_prevention/data.asp
▪Veterans Strategic Analysis & Research Tool (V-START): A visualization tool that consolidates Veteran demographic, education, socioeconomic, and unemployment data into a user-friendly interface. ivmf.syracuse.edu/research-analytics/veteran-data-insights/v-start/


Resources for Specific Veteran Populations
Center for Women Veterans: Women are one of the fastest growing subgroups of Veterans, and they are signing up for VA health care and benefits at higher rates than ever before. www.va.gov/womenvet
▪Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veteran Care: VHA’s commitment to LGBT Veterans includes promoting a welcoming health and work environment that is inclusive of LGBT Veterans and employees and offering information, guidance, and education to VHA providers about LGBT health issues. www.patientcare.va.gov/LGBT/
▪VA College Toolkit (for student Veterans in higher education): www.mentalhealth.va.gov/student-veteran/index.asp
▪VA Homeless Programs: 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) www.va.gov/HOMELESS/mental_health_services.asp
▪VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations: The Office of Tribal Government Relations works to strengthen and build closer relations between VA, tribal governments, and other key federal, state, private, and nonprofit partners to effectively and respectfully serve Veterans across Indian Country. www.va.gov/TRIBALGOVERNMENT/index.asp
▪Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Office of Rural Health: The Office of Rural Health implements a targeted, solution-driven approach to increase access to care for three million Veterans living in rural communities who rely on VA for health care. www.ruralhealth.va.gov/
▪Women Veterans and Benefits: Women are eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. www.benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-women.asp


Resources for All Veterans
Bereavement Counseling: VA offers bereavement counseling to parents, spouses, and children of military personnel who died in service to their country. Also eligible are family members of Reservists and National Guard members who died while on duty. www.vetcenter.va.gov/bereavement_counseling.asp
▪Caregiver Support Program and Phone Line (1-855-260-3274): VA values the commitment of partners in our pledge to care for those who have “borne the battle.” We have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for yourself and the Veteran you love. www.caregiver.va.gov
▪Coaching Into Care (1-888-823-7458): Coaching Into Care is a national telephone service at VA that aims to educate, support, and empower family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran. www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching
▪Don’t Wait. Reach Out: Use this site to get support that is designed specifically for Veterans, friends and families. Don't Wait. Reach out. (va.gov)
▪Firearm Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety: www.Keepitsecure.net
▪Fisher House for Families: A Fisher House™ is “a home away from home” for families and caregivers of patients receiving medical care at major military hospitals or VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. www.socialwork.va.gov/fisher.asp

Make the Connection: This online resource is designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
Get Materials and Start Sharing: www.MakeTheConnection.net/resources/spread-the-word/
▪Make the Connection Video Gallery: www.maketheconnection.net/stories-of-connection/
▪Military Sexual Trauma: Military sexual trauma is the term VA uses to refer to sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment while the Veteran was in the military. www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome/index.asp
▪MyHealtheVet: Veterans can use this portal to access pharmacies, appointments, messages, and health records. www.myhealth.va.gov
▪National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): www.ptsd.va.gov/
▪VA Mental Health Community Provider Toolkit: The Community Provider Toolkit is a resource for health care professionals working with Veterans outside of the VA health care system. https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders/index.asp


VA Program Locators Nationwide:

 

VA’s Self-Paced Online Training:
Anger and Irritability Management Skills: www.veterantraining.va.gov/aims/index.asp
▪Moving Forward: Overcoming Life’s Challenges: www.veterantraining.va.gov/movingforward/index.asp
▪Parenting for Veterans: www.veterantraining.va.gov/parenting/index.asp
▪PTSD Coach Online: www.ptsd.va.gov/PTSD/apps/ptsdcoachonline/default.htm
▪Vet Center Program: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387): Vet Centers welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Mobile Vet Centers travel around the country offering counseling to Veterans in difficult-to-reach areas or at specific events. www.vetcenter.va.gov
▪Veterans Benefits Administration Locator: Find VA regional benefits offices by state. www.va.gov/directory/guide/division.asp?dnum=3
▪Veterans Justice Outreach Program: The aim of the Veterans Justice Outreach program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible, justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA services, as clinically indicated. www.va.gov/homeless/vjo.asp
▪VHA Locator: Find VA health care locations by state. www.va.gov/find-locations/