An online resource supporting service members, their families, and veterans, with common post-deployment concerns. The website provides self-care solutions targeting post-traumatic stress, depression, anger, sleep, relationship concerns, and other mental health challenges. The website also includes resources for providers, where users can access self-assessments, continuing education materials, client handouts, and information about psychological health-focused mobile applications and clinical practice guidelines.
Courage to Care Courage to Talk is an educational campaign for hospitals and healthcare sites developed by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS). Its goal is to facilitate and improve communication around war injuries between healthcare providers and families, and within the family itself, especially in talking to children. The campaign seeks to connect families to resources and providers in the hospital environment who can answer their questions, talk with them about their children, or address other family or communication concerns related to the injury.
InTransition is a free, voluntary program with coaches who provide psychological health care support to service members, veterans and their health care providers during times of transition. Service members can call to self-enroll 24/7. Confidential, Toll-Free Number: 800-424-7877 Outside the US toll-free: 800-424-4685 (DSN) Outside the US collect: 314-387-4700.
Joining Forces is a nationwide initiative that was begun in 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The initiative calls all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and provide them with support through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.
A public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provides personal testimonials and resources to help veterans discover ways to improve their lives.
A multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds.
A coordinated federal government-wide approach to supporting military families by improving the quality of military family life, helping communities more effectively support military families, and thereby improving the long-term effectiveness of U.S. military forces.