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Mental Health

If this is an emergency, please Dial 9-1-1

The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Dial 1-800-273-8255 , press 1 to connect with a counselor from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can also text 838255.
 

The Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Crisis Line can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-727-4747.
 

Del Amo Behavioral Health System of Southern California has specialized programs for treating military trauma. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-533-5266.
 

There are many other organizations that are specialize in helping people in crisis. Reach out and speak with someone who can help. Search for additional resources below.

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Give an Hour is a non-profit organization that provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counseling services by licensed clinicians who volunteer their time to serve military members and their families. 

 

The Soldiers Project provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counseling services for post 9/11 veterans and their families and loved ones.
 

Strength in Support provides low-cost counseling to veterans and their families. The focus is on individual, couples, family and group therapy.
 

Sometimes it is a veterans family members that need help, or someone to talk to. There are organizations and programs that are focused on helping military families navigate their challenges.
 
Didi Hirsch has a specialized program called Military Families are Resilient (MFAR) that provides assessment and counseling for military family and children.
 
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) had a program called Veterans and Loved Ones Recover (VALOR) designed to meet the needs of families regardless of VA eligibility status and military discharge, in a supportive environment. Search for local resources below.

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The Sam Simon Foundation provides service dogs trained for veterans diagnosed with PTSD acquired from service in the Iraq or Afghanistan conflicts. The website has full details on their application process. 

There are organizations that provide service dogs for different disabilities. Search for local resources below.

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Agencies that specialize in advocacy and education about disabilities are also good resources to research and understand the regulations about service animals. Search for local resources near you below.

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The National Center for PTSD has website that has put together information and resources focusing on understanding and treating PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Click the link to visit their website and learn more. 

PTSD Coach is a free app from the VA designed to learn about and manage symptoms that can often occur following a trauma. PTSD Coach also has a desktop based tool, click the link to visit it. Search PTSD Coach in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Minfulness Coach is another app that offers self-guided meditation and practices on mindfulness. Click on the link to download the app on iTunes.

There are several local organizations that specialize in helping veterans that are experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. There are a variety of ways that agencies can assist both individuals and families. Search for local resources below.

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The VA collaborated with community partners and is asking individuals across the country this month to share resources with Veterans via the BeThereForVeterans.com webpage. Click below to be directed to the website.

 

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