VA Caregiver Support Program
Resources & Services for Family
Veterans w/Mental Health Disorders
Mental Health Crisis
Confidential 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans and their families)
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is also available.
VA's general information hotline 1-800-827-1000
Substance Abuse Resources
Resources where the Caregiver and other family members can get help with dealing with addiction in their family:
- Speak with the Veteran’s Primary Care Team
- Contact the OEF/OIF/OND Program at your local VA Medical Center
- Call 1-800-827-1000, VA's general information hotline
VA Office of Mental Health
National Center for PTSD
National Center for PTSD Mobile Apps
Common Reactions After Trauma
Veteran's Crisis Online Chat or locate your local Suicide Prevention Coordinator
https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/screening-tools (USE SCREENING TOOL ON VIDEO)
Depression Screening tool
Virtual Hope Box
Caring for a Veteran with TBI
15 Things Veterans Want You to Know
Coping Resources for Caregivers
Resilience-Building Strategies for Families Dealing with a Mental Illness
Stress Management in Families Dealing with a Mental Illness
Caregiver Stress and Burnout
Caregiver Stress: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
VA Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Caregivers
Programs/Services for Veterans
VA Mental Health Apps
Coaching Into Care
SAMHSA: Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Your local CSP Team/Caregiver Support Coordinators is a licensed professional who can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible, and providing you with valuable information about resources that can help you stay smart, strong and organized as you care for the Veteran you love.
Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you and for assistance connecting with the CSP Team/Caregiver Support Coordinator at your local VA facilities. We’re here Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
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