Please use the following links as supplemental resources to our website. If you are active duty military or a veteran these links are provided here to help serve you in your daily lives.
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The Military Crisis Line, online chat, and text-messaging service (TEXT 838255 to be connected to a crisis responder) are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care.
CONUS: Military Crisis Line 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and Press 1
OCONUS:Europe: Call 00800-1273-TALK (8255) or DSN 118 (The toll-free service in Europe may not be available through all carriers or in all countries.)
Korea: Call 0808-555-118 or DSN 118
Afghanistan: Call 00-1-800-273-TALK (8255) or DSN 111
Veteran Crisis Line www.veteranscrisisline.net/ForVeterans.aspx
If you’re a Veteran in crisis or know a Veteran who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click, or text away — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 1-800-273-8255 – press 1
For Veterans on active duty and also their families www.militaryonesource.com
This site covers help Health & Wellness, Finance & Legal, Education & Employment, On & Off-Base Living, Deployment & Transitions, Confidential Help, Family & Relationships… Just to name a few. *Also by logging into this site you will be able to do your income taxes for free, they have professionals to help you with any questions.
For all retired veterans and veterans with an honorable discharge and also their families www.va.gov
This site covers veterans benefits for VA loans, VA Disability, Veteran Job Center, Refinance Your VA Loan, Tricare Benefits, Senior Veterans & Spouses Benefits. This site helps you with the VA Online Forms. A new number to allow service members and families, who do not know, where to go in the VA to start at a “friendly” spot. 1-844-MyVA311 (1-844-698-2311)
The Veterans Administration “National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” www.ptsd.va.gov
The National Center for PTSD dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. PTSD can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. Most people have some stress reactions after trauma. If the reactions don’t go away over time or disrupt your life, you may have PTSD.
SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure that American servicemen and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services.
For All Veterans active or retired and your families If you need spiritual guidance please contact us here: www.lutheranmilitary.org/contact-us/