If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are helpful, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
VA Crisis Line call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
Veterans, troops or their families members can also text 838255.
About Face is produced by the VA’s National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and features informational videos and real stories of veterans dealing with PTS.Department of Veteran Affairs provides a 24 hour veteran crisis line, self-check quiz and other medical resources for veterans who might consider or have considered suicide.
National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide operates multiple retreat projects and small groups for veterans and their families.
National Alliance on Mental Illness is dedicated to connecting veterans with government and non-governmental agencies that can help them work through any mental health issues they might be facing.
Stop Soldier Suicide empowers the military community and their families by providing free mental health resources and TBI/PTS assistance.
The Soldiers Project provides free and confidential counseling and treatment to service members in their families
Boulder Crest Retreat provides rest and reconnection programs for military families and an opportunity for combat veterans to unwind. ConnectingVets visited the retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains to learn more about their programs.
BraveHearts Riding provides equine-assisted activities and therapies with teams of expert staff, dedicated volunteers and therapy horses at multiple safe and caring facilities.
Camp Patriot is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower and thank wounded and disabled military veterans of all generations though their outdoor programs.
Gratitude America offers restorative retreats for service members, veterans and their families affected by combat related stress and traumatic brain injury.Heroes On The Water helps veterans unwind using the therapeutic qualities of fishing, kayaking and paddling.Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers and renews hope for wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support.
Service and Companion Animals
Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets links active duty service members, wounded warriors and veterans with companion and service animals.
Pets for Patriots aims to end animal homelessness by providing shelter dogs and cats to veterans as companion animals.Pets for Vets rescues sheltered dogs and pairs them with a veteran who is suffering with PTSD, TBI, or other mental health issues as a companion.
Semper K9 trains service dogs to provide physical and emotional support to U.S. Armed Forces veterans and their families. We interviewed Christopher and Amanda Baity, the husband and wife team behind the organization.
PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post traumatic stress.