PTSD: National Center for PTSD
This section contains links to resources such as military family programs, the US military branches, and Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs).
Resources for Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families
- VA Facilities Locator
Use this tool to find a VA facility close to you.
A mental wellness resource for Servicemembers, Veterans, and military families. This website provides self-care solutions targeting post-traumatic stress, depression, and other behavioral health challenges commonly faced after deployment.
- Ameriforce Publishing
As a leading publisher of military magazines, AmeriForce Publishing focuses on five very important aspects of military life: relocation, finances, military family life, service in the Reserve or National Guard, and deployment issues.
- VA Caregiver Support
The VA Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) provides services and support to family members who are taking care of a Veteran.
- Veterans Choice Program
Home page for the Veterans Choice Program, that covers non-VA care for eligible Veterans enrolled in VA health care.
- Coaching Into Care
This VA program works with family members who become aware of their Veteran's post-deployment difficulties to support their efforts to find help for the Veteran. This free, confidential service can be reached at 1-888-823-7458 or CoachingIntoCare@va.gov
- Compensation: Veteran Benefits Association
Information on benefits, eligibility, and how to submit a VA compensation claim for PTSD and other disabilities.
- Department of Defense Deployment Health Family Readiness Library
This library provides Servicemembers, families, and healthcare providers a quick and easy way to find deployment health and family readiness information.
- Defense Centers of Excellence 24/7 Outreach Center
This website provides authoritative information and resources for psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues - 24/7 - to Servicemembers, Veterans, their families, and those who support them. Call 1-866-966-1020, email email@example.com, or live chat online.
This service, provided by the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DoD) serves Veterans, Servicemembers, Wounded Wariors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers. eBenefits offers free access to the National Resource Directory, which links to federal, state and local agencies as well as many other organizations that provide assistance to military families.
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
This Department of Defense staff group is within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA).
- Help for Homeless Veterans
Homeless Veterans, family members and service providers can use this Call Center or Homeless Veteran Chat to find help and resources. VA staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838).
- Joining Forces
Joining Forces is a National initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families the opportunities and support they need to succeed throughout their lives. Three priority areas for initiatives include: employment, education, and wellness.
- Military Family Research Institute (MFRI): Deployment Support Resources
MFRI works to support Servicemembers and their families through research, outreach, grant offerings and services, including an education and employment initiative for student Servicemembers and Veterans.
- Military OneSource
This secure Department of Defense (DoD) website provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life, at no cost. Confidential services, including non-medical counseling and specialty consultation are available to eligible individuals.
- My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is VA's online personal health record. This health portal provides Veterans, Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers access to health information, tools and services anywhere in the world you can access the Internet.
- My PAY
This automated system allows military members to process certain discretionary pay data items electronically. Registered users can also get pay statements, tax forms, and travel advice.
- The National Guard Family Program
This Program exists to support and educate families along the entire path of their National Guard life. There are services available in each state which can be accessed using the Family Assistance Centers (FAC) locator. Age-appropriate activities and support services are offered through the Child and Youth Program (CYP).
- PD Health
This site was developed by the Department of Defense's Deployment Health Clinical Center as a resource for clinicians, Veterans, and their families.
- Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created this website for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Service members of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.
- SAMHSA Veteran Resources
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a list of publications and resources for returning Veterans and military families.
- Sesame Street's Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
This Sesame Workshop initiative is designed to help children of military families through deployments, combat-related injuries, and the death of a loved one.
Links to sleep disorder centers across the United States.
- 2-1-1 US
Each US state now has a 2-1-1 referral phone line that brings people and services together. By dialing 211, any state resident is provided with helpful information regarding a variety of state and community services available to them.
- Vet Center Program
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling, a wide range of services provided to combat Veterans to help them make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life.
- Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
This US Department of Labor program helps Veterans to maximize their job opportunities and protect their employment rights.
The Vets4Warriors Peer Support line is staffed entirely by Veterans who understand the challenges of military life. Veteran Peers offer confidential support regarding issues of financial resources, legal advice, or medical services.
- Vietnam Veterans of America's Guide on PTSD
A helpful site for information on how to submit a compensation claim for PTSD.
US Military Branches
- US Air Force
Home page for the US Air Force.
- US Air Force Reserve
Home page for the US Air Force Reserve: component of the Regular Air Force whose members serve on a part-time basis.
- US Air National Guard
Home page for the US Air National Guard: composed of civilians who serve in state and federal capacities on a part-time basis.
- US Army
Home page for the US Army.
- US Army National Guard
Home page of the US Army National Guard: composed of civilians who serve their country, state and community on a part-time basis. The National Guard takes on both State and Federal roles.
- US Army Reserve
Home page of the US Army Reserve: a life-saving, life-sustaining citizen solder force for the nation.
- US Coast Guard
Home page for the US Coast Guard.
- US Coast Guard Reserve
Home page for the Coast Guard Reserve.
- US Navy
Home page for America's Navy.
- US Navy Reserve
Home page for America's Navy Reserve.
- US Marines
Home page for the US Marines.
Veterans Services Organizations (VSOs)
- Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
This online informational service is published by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date directory allows you to view VSO information by charter status.
- American Legion
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a mutual-help, wartime Veterans organization. This community service organization numbers more than 2.4 million members - men and women - in 14,000 posts worldwide.
- American Red Cross
The official site of the American Red Cross who provides compassionate care to those in need.
AMVETS is an American VSO with a proud history of assisting Veterans and sponsoring programs that serve our country and its citizens.
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
DAV is an American VSO dedicated to empowering Veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA is a 21st Century VSO dedicated to advocating for Veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, working to combat Veteran suicide, improve support for female Veterans and improve Veteran services.
- The Military Order of the Purple Heart
This organization of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal supports all Veterans and their families with nation-wide programs.
- Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America has developed expertise involving the special needs of Veterans who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
he Veterans of Foreign Wars enhances the lives of millions through its community service programs, volunteerism, and college scholarships.
- Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
VVA is a congressionally chartered not-for-profit corporation exclusively dedicated to improving the condition of Vietnam-era Veterans and their families.