General Military Mental Health Resources
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RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS

   
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
DCoE assesses and facilitates prevention, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health and traumatic TBI to ensure that the DoD meets the needs of the nation's military communities.
Center for Deployment Psychology
Trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality deployment related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families.
Training for Military & Civilian Providers
   
Tips for Civilian Health Care Professionals
DCoE tips, resources and educational information for civilian health care professionals about TBI and PTSD and how to approach military patients.
Provider Resilience Mobile App
From the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, a free mobile app for military health care providers to help stay productive and emotionally healthy as they attend to service members, veterans and their families. This app is available for Apple and Android devices.
   
SAMHSA Brief: Behavioral Health Issues Among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. War Veterans
Introduces some of the behavioral health problems facing veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, including substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide. Also discusses screening tools and intervention.
Institute of Medicine Report Brief: Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces
Calls for better prevention, screening, and treatment for service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and their families.
   
Resources for Health Professionals
Information from the Real Warriors Campaign about joining the TRICARE network, understanding military culture, clinical practice guidelines and more.
 
   
AfterDeployment.org
A behavioral health resource for providers supporting service members, their families, and veterans with common post-deployment challenges.
Assessments
links to descriptions, scoring information, and supporting research for each of AfterDeployment.org's twenty-nine self-assessments.
Briefings
Briefings for families of service members, returning service members, and health care professionals caring for this population.
Library
Site's complete set of text-and multiple-media resources assembled by subject expert teams to align with each of the site's content modules, found on the home page.
 
   
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS
VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
A constantly updated list of the newest clinical practice guidelines developed by the VA and DoD.
Health Services Research & Development Service - Evidence Based Synthesis Program
Established to provide timely and accurate syntheses of targeted healthcare topics of particular importance to clinicians, managers and policymakers working to improve the health and health care of Veterans.
   
VA Community Provider Toolkit
Key tools to support the mental health services you provide to Veterans. Find info on connecting with VA, understanding military culture and experience, and tools for working with a variety of mental health conditions.
Serving Those Who Have Served: Educational Needs of Health Care Providers Working with Military Members, Veterans, and their Families
Report on web-based survey of rural and urban mental health and primary care community providers.
   
Suicide Prevention Resources
Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist
Developed for VA Hospitals to use to review inpatient mental health units to identify and abate environmental hazards that could increase the chance of patient suicide or self-harm.  In-use in VA mental health units since October 2007.
Suicide Risk Factors and Risk Assessment Tools: A Systematic Review
Reviews recent evidence about risk factors and risk assessment tools within Veteran and military populations to provide evidence for clinical practice guideline development specific to these populations.
 
 
Suicide Prevention Interventions and Referral/Follow-up Services: A Systematic Review
Examines recent research on suicidal self-directed violence and reviews relevant literature.
Safety Plan Worksheet
Worksheet for providers and patients to complete together.
   

RESOURCES FOR SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, & THEIR FAMILIES

   
inTransition Program
Helps service members who are receiving mental health treatment transition to a new health care system or provider.
Interactive site is designed to help military kids support one another and learn coping and resilience-building skills.
 
Wounded Warriors Project
Takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement - offers programs, support, and resources.
National Resource Directory
Online tool connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans and families with those who support them. Provides access to thousands of services and resources at the national, state/territory and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
   
Guide to VA Mental Health Services
A short and simplified version of the VA Mental Health Handbook, for veterans and families. (pdf)
Veterans Employment Toolkit
Helps employers, managers and supervisors, and HR support Veterans in the workplace to increase Veterans’ retention of employment and facilitate their success in the workplace.
   
Military to Civilian Occupation Translator
Military Connection tool that allows Veteran Job Seekers and Military Job Seekers to translate military skills, military experience and military training to find civilian career opportunities that fit your capabilities.
Veteran Resource Directory
Military Connection Resource that provides the military community and veteran community with up-to-date government resource web sites.
   
Justice for Vets
In 2009, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) launched Justice For Vets: The National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Courts. Justice For Vets (JFV) is exclusively committed to ensuring that veterans involved in the criminal justice system have access to Veterans Treatment Courts and the benefits, services and treatment they have earned.
Real Warriors Campaign
Initiative to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.