Resources for Individuals with Mental Health Concerns
Need Immediate Help?
If you are in need of mental health services as soon as possible and are unsure where to start, click on the button below for information on your options, including how to obtain immediate assistance.
     
Stories of Hope and Recovery
People share their personal stories of hope and recovery from mental health issues in short videos from mentalhealth.gov.
What to Look For
A brief overview of common mental health concerns from mentalhealth.gov.
Talk About It
Tips and steps to help you broach the subject of your mental health concerns and how to reach out for help.
     
Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
A set of FAQs addressing how to determine what your insurance covers.
Coping with a Traumatic Event
CDC factsheet which provides information on responses to traumatic events, PTSD, and coping strategies for adults and children. (pdf)
Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events
A webpage from SAMHSA featuring tips and resources for coping with disasters, traumatic events, and grief.
     
Dual Diagnosis: Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorder
From the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, an FAQ for persons with dual diagnoses and how it can be treated with a combination of talk therapy, medication and support groups.
Wellness Fact Sheet for Peers & Persons in Recovery
This fact sheet will promotes wellness and helps to build an understanding  that wellness is an essential part of recovery and leads to overall health—both physical and mental. (pdf)
 
 
     
Resources for former and current Military Service Members
Help for Veterans and Their Families
Resources to assist the unique mental health issues and treatment options of current and former Service Members.
inTransition Program
Helps service members who are receiving mental health treatment transition to a new health care system or provider, whether it's due to new orders or moving to civilian life.
Free Mental Health Screening
Free, annoymous mental health assessment for members of military.
     
Getting Help
From afterdeployment.org, FAQs for Service Members returning from deployment on when to seek help, where to go, and possible misconceptions about why the person should not seek help.
Veteran Resource Directory
From Military Connection, a webpage that provides the military community and veteran community with up-to-date government resource web sites.
Guide to VA Mental Health Services
A short and simplified version of the VA Mental Health Handbook, for veterans and families. (pdf)
     
Mobile App: PTSD Coach
Free app that provides those experiencing PTSD with reliable information, tools for screening and tracking symptoms, skills to help handle stress symptoms, and direct links to support and help.
eBook: mTBI
Many tools to learn more about mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), strategies for handling the frustrations that go with this kind of injury, and opportunities to hear from others who have struggled with this challenge.
TBI Resource Directory
From brainline.org, an interactive map that locates military traumatic brain injury (TBI) services by city, state, or zip code.
     
Real Warriors Campaign
Initiative launched by DCoE to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.