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Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance (SMVF TA) Center

SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center serves as a national resource to support states, territories, and local communities in strengthening their capacity to address the behavioral health needs of military and veteran families.

Learn more about the work of the SMVF TA Center and its efforts to support the behavioral health needs of military and veteran families.

The Crisis Intercept Mapping process for SMVF Suicide Prevention is designed to help communities strengthen the delivery of evidence-based suicide prevention policies and practices for SMVF during a time of crisis.

Through its Governor's and Mayor's Challenges, SAMHSA and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs support the implementation of a public health approach for the prevention of suicide among service members, veterans, and their families. These efforts help states and communities develop the capacity to implement interagency military/civilian action plans grounded in evidence-based suicide prevention practices.

The SMVF TA Center works with other agencies and groups to improve behavioral health services and supports for veterans and their families including:

Find educational resources addressing the behavioral health of service members, veterans, and their families:

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