General Military Mental Health Resources

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RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS

Serving Veterans: A Resource Guide
A SAMHSA guide for primary and behavioral healthcare professions serving veterans and their families.

National Resource Directory
An online compilation of resources for wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers who support them.

US Department of Defense Caregiver Resources Directory
The September 2015 edition of a directory focused on military caregiver resources.

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

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.

AfterDeployment
Behavioral health resources for providers supporting service members, their families, and veterans with common post-deployment challenges.

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS
 

VA/DoD Management of Substance Use Disorder Guidelines
The guideline provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems.

VA/DoD Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention: Order Materials
Order resources like cards, brochures, booklets, and other materials for suicide prevention.

VA/DoD Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention: Talking to Children about a Suicide Attempt in the Family
Resources for talking to children about a suicide attempt in their family, including guides, videos, and more.

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.

 

RESOURCES FOR SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, & THEIR FAMILIES
 

Veterans Online Self-Help Resource Center
Created by the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services, offers confidential, free, online services to help veterans address challenges associated with transitioning to civilian life.

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.

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.

Real Warriors Campaign
Initiative to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

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.

 

 
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