VFU is a not-for-profit organization that offers a comprehensive website and resource bank for identifying and helping veterans and families who may need assistance in understanding and coping with war-related illness. Financial resources are not available, but information on how to access benefits and assistance is easily found on the website.

Military One Source
www.militaryonesource.com
1-800-342-9647
You may call this number and request to speak to a counselor. Contracted mental health counselors will confidentially speak with you about your concerns and offer targeted information that can help deal with difficult situations. This is an excellent source for immediate 24/7 person-to-person information. You can also ask about contact information to your local American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War or Disabled American Veterans resources who can be advocates for you.

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/
This VA link has specific information about PTSD, including assessments, information sheets for families and where to get assistance. This site is good for information and research but does not offer immediate assistance.

PTSD United
www.ptsdunited.org
PTSD United, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for sufferers of PTSD, their friends and family, and anyone else interested in learning more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Our primary method of helping PTSD sufferers is through our free, completely anonymous online social community, which is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week where people can go to connect with others living with PTSD – See more at:

Suicide Prevention Action Network
www.spanusa.org and www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-8255
SPAN is a not-for-profit organization that offers timely and helpful information for suicide prevention, offering a checklist and resources for prevention and intervention.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
www.nami.org/veterans
1-800-950-6264
This newly developed link for veteran’s issues describes common mental health issues and resources for veterans and families who may be in need. An extensive list of resources is available.

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