U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
This inventory provides resources for health and social service professionals interested in enhancing outreach and support for older Veterans who have or are at risk for behavioral health conditions. It lists programs and publications on topics including posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, pain management, suicide prevention, long-term services and supports, and much more.
The PsychArmor Institute provides resources for individuals to effectively engage with and support military service members and Veterans. Free courses are offered on an array of topics including health care, behavioral health, employment, parenting, military culture, and more.
Center for Deployment Psychology
The Center for Deployment Psychology trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality services to military personnel, veterans, and their families. Live and web-based trainings on military culture and evidence-based interventions are offered.
VA Whole Health initiative is an approach to care that supports well-being and develops a personalized health plan based on each individual’s values, needs, and goals. The Whole Health program aims to transform health care and improve the lives of Veterans by promoting a holistic model that addresses physical, emotional, and mental health.
Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA
Federal initiatives are helping to support exiting service members and connect them to timely health resources.
Smoking affects everyone differently and VA offers specialized resources to help Veterans quit. Contact a VA health care provider to learn about local smoking cessation clinics and group counseling sessions available. Call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) to receive counseling and assistance from a Quit VET counselor. The free SmokefreeVET text message program can provide daily advice and support. Text VET to 47848 or visit veterans.smokefree.gov to sign up.