Mental HealthVeterans and Families Veterans and Families is a national non-profit community service and support organization, founded and directed by veterans, parents, grandparents, family members, employers, mental health professionals,academics and community leaders. National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder The National Center for PTSD is a part of the VA that works to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. Their website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress. Program for Anxiety and Trauma Stress Studies The Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies is a specialized program within Weill Cornell Medical College's Department of Psychiatry that has implemented a number of research-based clinical interventions designed for military veterans suffering from PTSD and anxiety disorders. Give An Hour Give An Hour is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a national network of volunteers to respond to acute and chronic needs within our society. They are currently establishing a national network of mental health professionals and reaching out to their first target population, the U.S. troops and families affected by the current military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. PTSD Alliance "Vets Helping Vets": PTSD Alliance works with all people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, including military veterans. PTSD HelpNet A practical guide and resource for the Troops, Vets, and their families, who are affected by this pervasive problem. Along with information about PTSD, the site offers tips on navigating the VA and seeking professional treatment. Vet Centers Vet Centers are small community organizations managed by the VA and dedicated to providing counseling for combat veterans from combat veterans. VVA's PTSD Claims Guide The purpose of this guide is to assist you, the veteran, or your survivor(s), in presenting your claim for benefits based on exposure to psychologically traumatic events during military service that has resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Coming Home Project The Coming Home Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing compassionate care, support and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. Military Pathways Military Pathways gives military service personnel and their families the opportunity to learn more about mental health and alcohol use through anonymous self-assessments offered online, via telephone, and through events held at installations. The program is designed to help individuals identify symptoms and access assistance before a problem becomes serious. The assessments address alcohol use, PTSD, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and bipolar disorder. After completing an assessment, individuals receive referral information for Tricare, Military OneSource and the Department of Veterans Affairs. To take an assessment online, visit www.MilitaryMentalHealth.org.
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