Resources

For veterans

Mental health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
“For America’s newest generation of veterans, and the people who support them”
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Information and resources from the Mayo Clinic.
APSU Student Counseling Services
Free and anonymous mental health screening
MilitaryMentalHealth.org
Free and anonymous mental health screening
Operation Stand Down Nashville
The primary resource for vets in Middle Tennessee, providing social services including transitional housing or referrals, employment readiness training & job placement assistance, & coordination with other agencies providing these services.

Readjustment following deployment

AfterDeployment.org
A mental wellness resource for service members, Veterans, and military families.
Make the Connection
Hear honest and candid descriptions from Veterans of what life was like for them with PTSD. A variety of Veterans—men and women, younger and older—share their emotions, actions, and symptoms; how they learned they had PTSD; and what they did to get on a path to recovery.
Soldiers Heart
Developed by Edward Tick, Ph.D. and Kate Dahlstedt, LMHC, provides a unique and comprehensive model to address the emotional, moral, and spiritual wounds of veterans, their families and communities. It offers a genuine healing and homecoming from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by developing a new and honorable warrior identity supported by community.
Resurrecting Lives Foundation
Traumatic Brain Injury Advocacy, Research, Treatment & Education. They assist hospitals & clinics in providing services & support to families and friends who are helping TBI veterans move forward. In addition, they partner with other organizations to coordinate programs and resources such as providing job training and career opportunities to TBI veterans following their treatment and during their ongoing recovery.

For veterans’ families

Mental health

Coming Home: Adjustments For Military Families
Published by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, this link discusses the roles and feelings of the returning family member, the caregiver that stayed home, the children and the family as a whole.
Returning from the War Zone Guides
National Center for PTSD, United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Information about the effects of trauma on families, children, relationships, and communities.
Comforting Children in a Disaster
By Sesame Workshop. Advice on how to talk with children about tragedy, and when to seek professional help.                                                                                            

Readjustment following deployment

Returning from War—how to ease the transition back
National Center for PTSD, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
SupportYourVet.org
A one-stop shop for information geared toward family & friends of veterans (IAVA)