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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Suicide Bereavement Support Group Directory - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has compiled a national directory of survivor support groups for families and friends of a person who has committed suicide. The directory is listed by state. Visit this web page to find the support group nearest you.
Army OneSource - Army One Source
The Army OneSource website provides articles and information for Army families on various topics including Army customs, home and personal safety, managing deployment, and understanding military pay.
Army Suicide Prevention Program - U.S. Army
This webpage provides resources and information for members of the United States Army on the topic of suicide and suicide prevention.
Becoming a couple again: How to create a shared sense of purpose after deployment - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
This tip sheet contains information for a couple reuniting after a member returns home from deployment. The authors list common relationship concerns and provide suggestions for "building a shared sense of purpose and stronger family."
Behavioral health issues among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. war veterans - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This article discusses behavioral health problems that affect veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom [HHS Publication No. SMA12-4670]. Possible issues described in the article include substance use disorder, including alcohol use disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Bereavement and grief: Information for military families and communities - Mental Health America
This webpage lists emotions that may be experienced by a military service member or a family member of a military service member who has experienced the death of a loved one. It includes tips for effective coping following such a loss and also includes tips for helping others with their grief.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership, and methodologies. The Center's work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human-caused disasters, and public health threats.
Citizen Soldier Support Program - Citizen Soldier Support Program (CSSP)
The Citizen Soldier Support Program was designed to strengthen support for National Guard and reserve members and their families by increasing deployment and post-deployment access to behavioral health services.
Combat operational stress - U.S. Marine Corps, Community Services Camp Pendleton
This web page provides an overview and definition of combat and operational stress as it relates to Marine Corps members. It reviews the risk factors for combat and operational stress, resiliency factors, and prevention tips, as well as suggested resources specifically for marines.
Coping when a family member has been called to war - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This fact sheet describes the impact on families when a loved one is deployed to war. It discusses the emotional cycle of deployment, family difficulties, changes in family systems, special concerns, and suggestions for coping.
Coping with behavior problems after head injury - Family Caregiver Alliance®
This fact sheet identifies behavioral problems, personality changes, and memory problems that can be experienced by head injury survivors. It also includes tips for learning to cope when a loved one is suffering from issues related to traumatic brain injury.
Death of family and friends - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This website section provides information on what to do after experiencing the death of a loved one. It includes symptoms of grief, next steps, and resources. It also includes actual stories from service members who share their losses.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center - Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center is to serve active-duty military, their dependents, and veterans with traumatic brain injury through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs.
Depression in primary care: A military health care perspective - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
This fact sheet describes the effect of depression on members of the military and their families. It also covers how the primary care setting can be used to help with early identification and intervention.
Educator resource guide - Military Kids Connect
This webpage is a resource for military families with children, educators working with children whose parent(s) have been deployed, and for military kids themselves. It contains links to resources on classroom and counseling activities, trauma and grief, student support, wellness for kids and families, and family support, as well as videos and fun websites for military youth.
Educator's guide to the military child during deployment - U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
According to this booklet, it is intended to help educators build coping skills in their students during and after a military deployment. . . . Specific and practical guidelines for administrators, counselors, teachers, and other school employees are presented in order to identify age-related reactions and focus on appropriate intervention strategies.
Family Caregiver Alliance - Family Caregiver Alliance®
Family Caregiver Alliance is a community-based nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of those caring for veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder or who have come home from a deployment with physical injuries. The website provides research, fact sheets, advice, newsletters, and other information of interest.
Fostering resilience in response to terrorism: For psychologists working with military families - American Psychological Association (APA)
This fact sheet is intended to provide information to support the psychological resilience of active and reserve military families at all stages of deployment. This fact sheet provides specific examples of ways in which psychologists can assist military family members to more successfully cope with the stress associated with prolonged separation during military operations and campaigns.[Authors: Carlson, L., James, L. C., Hobfoll, S. E., & Leskin, G. A.]
Grief, Loss and Healing - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
This website provides listings for grief-related resources and information for online support groups.
Guide to coping with deployment and combat stress - U.S. Army, Army Public Health Center (USA, APHC)
This guide reviews combat and operational stress reactions and ways to manage these behaviors. It includes tips for providing support to soldiers in distress and information on coping with deployment separation.
Helping children cope - Military Kids Connect
This web page provides suggestions that parents may want to try with their child as he or she adjusts to the challenges of a parent's or other caregiver's deployment. Summary sections include specific ideas for each age group.
Helping children cope during deployment - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
This fact sheet was written by experts who understand the impact of deployment and family trauma and contains useful information for parents and family caregivers to help children cope during a parent's deployment.
Helping Children Cope with Deployment - Military Kids Connect
This web page includes tools that can aid classroom teachers, administrators, and school boards in working with military children with a deployed parent. It contains lesson plans, tips on providing support to students, services and ideas for school counselors and administrators, and helpful contacts.
Helping national guard and reserve reenter the workplace - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
This fact sheet explains the types of issues that reservists may experience when they make the transition from active duty back to their former job or workplace. Appropriate for both the military and civilian community, it can also be used as an educational tool for professionals.
Home Base Program - Home Base Program
According to its website, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program provides clinical care and support services to New England-area service members, veterans, and families affected by combat- or deployment-related stress or traumatic brain injury. The program offers clinical and community education on these "invisible wounds of war" and conducts research in the understanding and treatment of posttraumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
How to get back to "normal" - Mental Health America
This webpage lists 10 tips for reservists or full-time military personnel returning to everyday life after a deployment.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
ISTSS promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.
inTransition - U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
inTransition is a voluntary coaching and support program designed to support military service members as they move between health-care systems or providers. The website is sponsored by the DoD.
Invisible Wounds of War Project - RAND Corporation
This website provides a listing of publications and testimonies related to various behavioral health issues among military personnel.
Iraq war clinician guide (2nd edition) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This manual is intended for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It includes information on the experiences of a military patient, the military system in which he or she serves, the military medical services available, and the potential impact of medical decisions on the service member's future military career.
Let's talk facts about posttraumatic stress disorder - American Psychiatric Association
This brochure provides information regarding posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including its definition, symptoms, and treatment options. It also identifies substance use disorders as potentially co-occurring with PTSD.
Little Children, Big Challenges - Sesame Workshop
This workshop is a multiyear, bilingual outreach program for military, veteran, and civilian families with children ages 2-5. The purpose of this initiative is to provide children with coping skills and to foster resilience strategies that they can use during day-to-day activities and challenging situations (such as sibling rivalry, bullying, relocation, divorce, and incarceration).
Men and depression - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (HHS, NIH, NIMH)
This website includes information about depression in men, including signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how to get help. It also features links to publications, resources for healthcare providers, and real stories told by men struggling with depression.
Mental Health America - Mental Health America
This web page provides links to information from Mental Health America about mental health and the military for military members, their children, and other members of their families. It also features links to non-Mental Health America resources in areas including health benefits, online screening tools, and support for wounded soldiers.
Military families - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The VA has identified six areas for which military personnel and their families may need the most support. One of these areas, identified on the Military Families page of the VA website, includes increasing behavioral health care services and making military families and communities aware that psychological and physical fitness are equally important.
Military families and veterans - U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
The U.S. Department of Education provides information and resources for children of military families. Information regarding the commitment of the U.S. Department of Education to the education of military children, financial aid options, including student loans and grants, and general support for military families can be found on this website.
Military K-12 Partners - Military K-12 Partners
The U.S. Department of Defense has developed a comprehensive plan that provides military families with the tools and information needed to make informed choices regarding the appropriate educational setting for their child. The website includes transition toolkits and information regarding how to prepare a child for a move or deployment of a parent.
Military Kids Connect - U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Centers of Excellence (DOD, DCoE)
MilitaryKidsConnect.org is an initiative of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, a U.S. Department of Defense agency. It is an online community of military children (ages 6-17) that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children from when their parents or caregivers are deployed to when they return. Military Kids Connect offers informative activities, fun games, helpful videos, and interesting user surveys that can guide and reinforce understanding, resilience, and coping skills in military children and their peers.
Military OneSource - U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
This website offers articles, worksheets, educational materials, interactive tools, and other information on all aspects of military life, including parenting, deployment, substance abuse, spouse training, and more. Active-duty members and mobilized reservists and their families can get free, nonmedical, professional consultations over the phone at the Military OneSource Hotline to help them deal with stress management, communication, grief, parenting, and decision-making. Phones are staffed 24 hours a day, year round. At a minimum, consultants have a master's degree in social work, psychology, or a similar field, and prior military experience either in the service or as a military family member.
Military veterans PTSD reference manual - Infinity Publishing
This online manual is designed for veterans and outlines information on the recognition and diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder. It also includes information on some of the available therapies and treatments. [Author: Parrish, I. S.]
Mobile App: PTSD Coach - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
The PTSD Coach app can be used by individuals who believe they may be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as their families. It provides users with resources they can trust, including PTSD treatments that work. Features also include tools for tracking symptoms, tools for handling stress, and direct links to support and help.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Veterans and Military Resource Center - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
This website helps support active duty military personnel and veterans and their families facing mental illnesses such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. The center's resources include fact sheets, self-help information, online discussion groups, research and policy updates, and links to government agencies and other private organizations in areas such as traumatic brain injury, suicide prevention, veterans' affairs, multicultural needs, women veterans, and homelessness.
National Center for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This website is an educational resource that provides information about trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for a variety of audiences, including disaster responders. It contains the current edition of the Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide, an essential tool for helping disaster survivors (http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/materials/manuals/psych-first-aid.asp); resources for responding to disasters; and responder stress management information.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The NCTSN's mission is “to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.” NCTSN develops and disseminates resource materials, and they offer education and training materials on disaster-related topics, as well as general childhood trauma topics.
National Guard Family Program - Joint Services Support
This online community is a place to find contacts and information on National Guard programs, benefits, family readiness, and more.
National Institute of Mental Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (HHS, NIH, NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health website has overviews of a number of disorders related to trauma exposure, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and substance use disorders.
National Military Family Association - National Military Family Association
This website aims to educate military families concerning the rights, benefits, and services available to them, and to inform them about issues that affect their lives. Information is provided on topics including deployment, health care, family life, education, and money.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is available 24 hours a day and is a toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls are directed to the nearest crisis center in a network of more than 150 centers.
Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC) - U.S. Navy, Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control (USN, NCCOSC)
The purpose of the NCCOSC is to help improve the mental health of marines and sailors by promoting resilience and stress management. The center provides information for active service members and their families, military leaders, and health professionals. It also investigates the best practices in diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Navy Personnel Command: Suicide prevention - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy website provides resources, event information, trainings, and facts on suicide and suicide prevention for members of the United States Navy.
Partners of Veterans with PTSD: Common problems - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This web page includes information on the most common relationship problems for people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It explains why these relationship problems occur and offers suggestions for those who have a loved one who is suffering from PTSD.
PD Health - U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
This website, sponsored by the DoD, is designed to assist clinicians in the delivery of post-deployment health care. Information and guidance for both healthcare providers and service members is provided regarding health-related aspects of the deployment process.
Post-traumatic stress disorder - American Psychological Association (APA)
This website contains a wide range of information, publications, and resources on the topic of post-traumatic stress disorder.
PTSD and the family - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This fact sheet reviews how family members can be affected by having a loved one with posttraumatic stress disorder. It discusses common reactions family members will have to a loved one's traumatic experience and what professionals can do to help these families. [Authors: Carlson, E. B., & Ruzek, J.]
Real Warriors - U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DOD, DCoE), Real Warriors Campaign
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery, and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans, and their families.
Returning from the war zone: A guide for families of military members - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This guide includes information on what to expect when a loved one is returning from a war zone and ways to help the loved one better readapt to home life.
Returning from the war zone: A guide for military personnel - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This guide discusses common reactions to expect following a war deployment and includes real-life experiences shared by military personnel. It identifies some helpful coping mechanisms for transitioning to life at home and talks about signs that military personnel can look for to tell if they or their fellow military personnel might benefit from professional help.
Returning service members (OEF/OIF/OND) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This VA website is dedicated to returning Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Reuniting with your loved one: Helpful advice for families - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
This tip sheet provides ideas and suggestions for family members of military personnel who are returning home and offers ways to participate in relationships and routine activities again.
SAMHSA Store - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
The SAMHSA Store offers free publications and tip sheets, many of which can be downloaded, on topics such as substance misuse and disasters.
Screening for Mental Health - Screening for Mental Health (SMH)
According to the website, SMH offers service personnel and their families the opportunity to take anonymous, mental health and alcohol use self-assessments online, via the phone, and through special events held at installations. The program is designed to help individuals identify their own symptoms and access assistance before a problem becomes serious. The self-assessments address posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol use, and bipolar disorder. After completing a self-assessment, individuals receive referral information.
Since returning from combat duty - Tears of a Warrior
This is a self-test from "Tears of a warrior: A family's story of combat and living with PTSD" (posttraumatic stress disorder) that can help military personnel determine if they are experiencing normal levels of anxiety and stress after a deployment, or if they are experiencing symptoms of PTSD. It can be taken alone in complete privacy and includes a score sheet.
Suicide - http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil
This book was put together to help service members and their loved ones to recognize the critical nature of suicidal ideation, how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, what to do if you or someone you love is displaying those warning signs, and where to get help.
Suicide prevention - U.S. Marine Corps, Community Services San Diego
This website provides information and resources for marines, their families, command, and leaders on the topics of suicide and suicide prevention.
Suicide prevention training tip card - U.S. Army, Army Public Health Center (USA, APHC)
This tip card includes possible reactions, emotions, and conditions that can lead to suicide or suicide attempts. It includes information on warning signs that may indicate that a soldier is suicidal and factors that raise the risk of the individual's becoming suicidal.
Talk, listen, connect: Deployments, homecomings, changes, grief - Sesame Workshop
This is a bilingual, multimedia outreach program designed to help military families with young children who are coping with challenging transitions in their lives. Through video, music, and print materials, Sesame Street characters address issues such as deployment, a parent's returning home changed due to combat-related injury, and the death of a parent.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc.
This website provides a support network, resources, information, a 24-hour hotline, and more for the surviving families of those who have died in service to America.
Traumatic Brain Injury - Family Caregiver Alliance®
This fact sheet discusses traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its consequences and provides information about the helpful resources available to families caring for a loved one affected by TBI.
Traumatic grief in military children information series - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This series of fact sheets provides information for school personnel, families, and medical providers on how to help children of military families experiencing grief following the death of a loved one. The series also includes Traumatic Grief in Military Children: Information for Educators.
Treatment of PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This online fact sheet discusses some treatments shown to be effective for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including forms of talk therapy as well as medication. The fact sheet notes which treatments have strong research support and which have less support from research and features links to additional information about treatment of PTSD.
TRICARE - US Gender & Disaster Resilience Alliance
TRICARE is the U.S. Department of Defense healthcare program for members of the uniformed services and their families. This website provides information about general health, services, and benefits.
Typical students' behavior in response to deployment - Military Kids Connect
This webpage serves as a guide that describes behaviors students may display as they react to a parent's or caregiver's deployment.
U.S. Army Public Health Command - U.S. Army, Army Public Health Center (USA, APHC)
This U.S. Army website offers articles, guides, and other information regarding staying healthy, both physically and mentally.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This website provides helpful information regarding veterans' benefits and treatment facilities.
Vet Center Program - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This website allows military personnel and their families to find a community-based Vet Center near them (there are 207 nationwide). Vet Centers provide free readjustment counseling and outreach services to veterans who served in a combat zone and to military family members dealing with military-related issues.
Veteran parenting toolkit: Together building strong families - University of Oklahoma
This web page provides five age-based toolkits for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their partners. Each parenting toolkit includes informative facts about children in that age range, tips on reconnecting with your child after deployment, talking to your child about deployment, common behavioral challenges, reconnecting with your partner after deployment, and communication tips for couples. [Authors: Sherman, M. D., Bowling, U. B., Anderson, J., & Wyche, K.]
Veteran parenting toolkit: Together building strong families - Provider guide - University of Oklahoma
This document aids providers in assessing parenting issues in veterans who have recently returned from a deployment. It lists specific questions to ask the veteran and includes resources with relevant information.
Veterans Crisis Line - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans and their loved ones can reach the VA crisis line for free, confidential support even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The VA is partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to operate the national hotline. The toll-free hotline number is reached by dialing 800-273-TALK (8255) and selecting option 1. Veterans can also chat online through the website or send a text message to 838255.
Veterans Health Initiative - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This website offers independent study courses to help health providers better serve their veteran patients. Course topics include posttraumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, and traumatic brain injury.
What can I do if I think I have PTSD? - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This webpage provides information on how to figure out if you may have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and what you should do if you think that you do. It includes information regarding why help for PTSD is necessary and treatments that are available. Also available in Spanish at http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/spanish/what_if_think_have_ptsd_spanish.asp
What Military Families Should Know About Depression - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
This resource may help you or your loved one identify and seek help for depression. It provides information that can help you to describe how depression is affecting your life more effectively to healthcare providers, family, and friends.
When a child's parent has PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This document includes information on how a parent's posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms can affect his or her children. It describes some of the common child responses to those symptoms and offers guidance regarding what a parent should do when faced with this situation. [Author: Price, J. L.]
When the letdown doesn't let up - Mental Health America
This webpage discusses the six signs that indicate that service men and women may need to seek professional assistance with transitioning to everyday life after a deployment.
Working with military children: A primer for school personnel - Virginia Joint Military Family Services Board
This guidance addresses four major aspects of the military lifestyle: separations or deployments, homecomings, relocation, and crises. It also includes activities that are designed to help children cope with the adjustments that a military lifestyle can demand.
You are not alone: Suicide prevention tools for warriors - U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DOD, DCoE), Real Warriors Campaign
This web page describes how to know if you are showing warning signs of suicide, includes tools to help you cope while you seek treatment, and provides information on where to reach out for information and support.
ZERO to THREE: Coming Together Around Military Families - ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Zero to Three is an organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants and toddlers and their families. Their military-specific website includes flyers, articles, activity books, and other helpful materials geared specifically toward helping military parents to support their young children.