November 11, 2017
This Veterans Day we are reminded to thank all who have served. Mental health is important to all and there are services available to those who have served us.
Veteran mental health services are essential in order to help our returning vets recover from their combat experiences and mental health issues related to their military service.
Resources for veterans: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
- American Veterans (AMVETS)
AMVETS is dedicated to leadership, advocacy and service for America’s Veterans on issues such as employment and training, mandatory funding for government- provided health care and other benefits to which they are entitled.
- Disabled American Veterans
DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA is dedicated to improving the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families by addressing critical issues facing new veterans, including mental health, the VA system, health care for female veterans, and GI Bill education benefits.
- Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
PVA works to enhance the quality of life for veterans of the armed forces who have experienced Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction (SCI/D) advocating for quality health care, research and education, veterans’ benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.
- Student Veterans of America (SVA)
SVA is an association of student veteran groups from college campuses across the United States. The organization works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.
- The American Legion
The American Legion is veteran service organization committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow service members and Veterans.
- Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
VVA is dedicated to promoting and supporting the full range of issues important to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.