Resources For Veterans

FEELING SUICIDAL? For 24-hour counsel, call:

NATIONAL VETERANS CRISIS HOTLINE  1-800-273-8255

NATIONAL SERVICE DOG DIRECTORY

https://usaservicedogregistration.com/service-dog-training/

DRUG REHABILITATION – REFERENCE & IN-PATIENT

https://www.palmerlakerecovery.com/resources/veterans/

http://rehabsupportzone.com/inpatient-drug-rehab/

HOLISTIC HEALING FOR PTSD – IMMERSION WORKSHOPS

Phoenix Is Rising is a unique holistic healing program for PTSD that brings a variety of holistic therapies to the table – all in one place – so that the correct mix of therapy is found. The Executive Director, Sylvia Bischoff, is a licensed psychotherapist.

Point of Contact is:

 

 

This is their web site: www.phoenixisrising.org

This is a link to a radio interview with Sylvia Bischoff that explains the program. https://www.jamesmillerlifeology.com/veterans-sylvia-bischoff/

 

BEGINNERS MEDITATION GUIDE

Various forms of meditation, from Christian meditation, to Buddhist  meditation to #Transcendental Meditation are generally recognized as aids for sufferers of PTSD, MST and TBI. This guide for beginners anticipates that you will try it with someone who is experienced. If you cannot find a battle buddy, centering around a positive word (mantra) that is signicant to you is a good place to start. If you are of a faith that has a Holy Scripture, selecting a word from the scripture to recite silently can work. Something as simple as listening to your breathing or your heartbeat, while sitting silently, can also work.  It is worth an effort to see if it works for you!

20 Guided Meditations For Beginners

BIG PICTURE DATA ON PTSD AND TBI

This is from the Congressional Research Service, and is an excellent source of big picture data on all Post 9-11 operations. You may have to copy and paste the link.

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS22452.pdf

STATE VETERANS SERVICES OFFICES

If you are moving into a state, these are a good first point of  contact. Although they are state agencies, they are knowledgeable about who to contact federally and locally. They can tell you not only about VA but also state and local benefits.

50 STATE VETERANS BENEFITS

Many vets are unaware that states offer veterans benefits in addition to those offered by the VA. Here is a great article that shows those benefits for all 50 states:

https://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/state-veterans-benefits-directory.html?ESRC=banner.nl

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE VA’s PTSD MONTHLY NEWSLETTER  (EMAIL APP AT TOP OF PAGE)

Cut and paste this link.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVHA/bulletins/1cdac4f

CREDIT GUIDE FOR MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS

AND FAMILIES

This contains a variety of “Need to Know” and “Good to Know” information on your credit rights as a service member.

Family Credit

https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/credit-guide-military-servicemembers-families.php

Bad Credit Issues

https://www.bankrate.com/personal-loans/bad-credit-loans/#veterans

 

GUIDE FOR AGING VETERANS – NATL COUNCIL FOR AGING CARE’s GUIDE ON MILITARY BENEFIT OPTIONS

http://www.aging.com/complete-guide-for-veteran-seniors/

TRAVEL GUIDE AND TRAVEL SERVICES FOR VETERANS

Military Veterans’ Travel Guide – Ideas, Discounts, & Resources

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