Bring Them the Rest of the Way Home - Free nationally accredited online training for behavioral health professionals
This campaign seeks to improve care giver communication with Service members, Veterans and their Families by providing behavioral health professionals easy access to nationally accredited free online CEU courses in military culture, the impact of combat stress and deployment on children and families and PTSD. The FREE courses are available until 9/30/2013. Learn more and sign up here >>
Online Veteran & Family Resource Directory
MHA has partnered with Dryhootch, a veteran peer-run organization, to create an online Veteran & Family Resource Directory. The directory was compiled by Veteran Peer Support Specialists from Dryhootch. This project was funded by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee. Click here or on the banner below to access the directory
If you have questions about the directory or would like to add a resource, please contact Dryhootch at 414-763-2785 or email@example.com.
MilitaryWisconsin.org 24-hour assistance (800) 292-9464
Military Facts for Non-Military Social Workers A handbook developed to assist social workers in understanding the intricacies of the armed forces.
Common Military Terms A glossary of common terms for the layperson
Real Warriors Campaign Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
Dryhootch "a place for veterans to reconnect"
Operation Healthy Reunions a program of Mental Health America
NAMI Veterans Resource Center a program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Military Family Association web site
Veterans Treatment Court Clearinghouse National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Wounded Warrior Resource Center an online partnership for wounded, ill and injured services members, veterans, their families and those who support them. Health resources in Wisconsin.
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based, efficacious psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD and other mental trauma. To locate an EMDR therapist go to the EMDRIA website and locate the tab "Find a Therapist" or call our toll-free number.
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
This is a Web site sponsored by the Department. of Veterans Affairs that offers a broad range of information about post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment methods and has a VA facilities locator.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America offers extensive information about anxiety disorders (including PTSD) in people of all ages, online self-screening tools, a searchable list of treatment professionals and support groups, information about clinical trials, a medication chart, on-line newsletter, personal stories, and an online bookstore.
The Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute
(888) 825-8249 (therapist referral)
The Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute offers extensive information online about PTSD, geographic lists of therapists with experience treating people with PTSD, and books, articles, and referrals to support groups. They also have information about self-injury.
Phone: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
By calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's 24 hour toll-free crisis hotline, 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), you are connected with a crisis center that can tell you where to seek immediate help in your area.
Witness Justice: for survivors of traumatic events
Witness Justice offers information to help survivors and their friends and family. Use keywords, “military families” or “war” in the search box to find materials on these topics.
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
The APA has information about a broad range of mental health topics. To locate a psychiatrist in your area, you can contact APA's Answer Center using their toll-free number.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH offers information about a broad range of mental health topics, including PTSD, medications and listing of current clinical trials. Their initiative Real Men Real Depression offers information to help encourage men to seek treatment for depression.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Information Center
SAMHSA provides referrals to outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment facilities, including affordable mental health services. Their Web site has a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator to help you find substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment (combined treatment for those who have both a substance abuse and mental health problem).
Direct Services/Health Benefits
(877) 874-2273 North Region
(800) 403-3950 South Region
(888) 874-9378 West Region
(888) 363-2273 Main TRICARE Information Service number
TRICARE has three regional claims offices that can be contacted for information about healthcare benefits, including benefits for mental health and substance abuse services.
Deployment Health Clinical Center
The Deployment Health Clinical Center Web site offers a list of resources for service members and their families and a link to the Department of Defense Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (alcohol and mental health screening).
Department of Veterans Affairs
The official Web site for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers information about benefits for returning veterans, those who have lost a loved one, health insurance information and facility locator to help find the closest VA Medical Center and the services it offers.
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military-related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family. The 207 community based Vet Centers are located in all fifty states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Use this link to locate your closest Vet Center.
(800) 342-9647 (24-hour, toll-free number)
• ARMY - "Army OneSource" 800-464-8107
• MARINES - "Marines OneSource" 800-869-0278
• NAVY - "Navy OneSource" 800-540-4123
• AIR FORCE - "Air Force OneSource" 800-707-5784
A Military OneSource consultant can provide a brief assessment and referral to mental health professionals across the country for six free counseling sessions.
Dept of Defense Helpline
This is a deployment helpline at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Army Community Service Center
MyArmyLifeToo offers information and articles on various topics, such as home and personal safety, managing deployment and money management.
(800) 342-9647 (24-hour, toll-free number)
See description in above section.
National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association educates military families about their rights and benefits. Their main programs are Spouse Scholarships (awarded to spouses to obtain professional certification or attend post-secondary or graduate school) and Operation Purple Camps (summer camps for military children).
Army Family Readiness Group
Family members can check their unit's Web site for up-to-date information and information about other families in the unit.
Marine Corps Community Services
Find support programs, including deployment, relocation and transition.
Army Families Online
Army Families Online staffs the Army Information Line from 8:00am to 4:30pm EST. They offer information and referral services for Army soldiers, civilians, retirees, veterans and families and address all issues and concerns. For mental health services, they refer to One-Source or for active-duty soldiers, they can connect them to their chaplain or someone in their chain of command.
Army Long Term Family Case Management
This call center and website offers long-term assistance to those who have lost a loved one who was a service member. They provide information about Social Security, VA and death benefits. Using the Support Programs tab on the left-hand side of the page, you can access summaries and contact information for national and local programs for children and youth, counseling, finances, emotional support, education, healthcare, legal assistance, military and government contacts, peer support, religion, and substance abuse.
The Military Spouse Resource Center provides information and resources to spouses of military personnel related to education, training and employment within the U.S. They also have a section on relocation resources.
Military Family Network
Their mission is to support military families and increase their readiness and well-being by connecting them with their communities and the organizations that provide the best service and value.
Behavioral Health Resources are available to assist in building community awareness regarding the unique behavioral health issues faced by Veterans, Service Members, and their Families. These resources can also be used to promote and encourage participation in the Treating The Invisible Wounds of War Courses. If you have questions please contact Leah Lockett, Wisconsin Community Support Coordinator, (309)-278-7739 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the order form >>