Active and retired members of the armed forces do not necessarily have to go through the VA to get assistance for PTSD and other related issues.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
To speak confidentially with a Vet Center Counselor at any time around the clock call:
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for PTSD:
VA Hudson Valley: http://www.hudsonvalley.va.gov/
Veteran Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Planning for Life After Discharge: https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/how-to-plan-for-life-after-discharge
Best Jobs for Returning Service Members: https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/best-jobs-returning-service-members
Transition to Civilian Life: https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/6128/military-transition-civilian-life/
NAMI partner programs like Army One Source and Make the Connection provide much-needed help for veterans and for those who treat them and their families.NAMI’s Veteran Resources Page
Make the Connection, The U.S. Government’s resource guide for veterans.
NAMI Homefront Education Program
NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session online class for family, friends and significant others of military service members and veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the military service member/veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery. click here for more information and how to register for the online classes or go to: https://www.nami.org/homefront.