Don’t suffer with combat-related PTSD in silence. Are you avoiding help because you don’t want to be seen on base/post? Or maybe their appointments have a ridiculously long waitlist (we found this to be the case when trying to get my husband help). Whatever the case may be, don’t wait. Reach out! If you have hung around my site you know my husband (an active-duty soldier) has been suffering with PTSD since his 3rd tour in Iraq 10 years ago. Needless to say, we quickly learned the military is not much help when it comes to getting help, so I set out to compile a list of PTSD resources for active duty and veterans. If you know of any more, please comment below.
If you are feeling suicidal, please call 911 or the Veterans Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Project Delta: Placing service dogs with those suffering from PTSD, TBI, and MST. Free of charge to the servicemember.
Hero’s on the Water: Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water has been organizing no-expense kayak fishing trips for active-duty military and veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their families. Heroes can reflect in solitude or connect in groups as they learn kayaking and kayak fishing basics.
Hope for the Warriors: Provides a full cycle of care to restore self, family, and hope to post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Programs offered consist of transition services, family resiliency services, clinical support services, critical care coordination, and more!
Real Warriors: A multimedia public awareness campaign through the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) to support the promotion of psychological health, reduce stigma of psychological health concerns and encourage help-seeking behavior for service members, veterans, and their families.
Gift from Within: A non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. They develop and disseminate educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through their website.
PTSD Foundation of America – PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post-traumatic stress.
Vet Center – This is for those in the Fort Hood area, but you may find that there is something similar to this in your city. They offer free counseling to active duty and their families. Located at 302 Millers Crossing, Suite 4 in Harker Heights. 254-953-7100