Mental Health Resources for Veterans, Families

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Mental Health Resources for Veterans, Families


Many state and local organizations help veterans and their families. Here are some resources for mental health and suicide prevention.

For veterans:

Veterans Crisis Line

(800) 273-8255 or text 838255

VeteransCrisisLine.net

24/7 helpline connects veterans with trained responders from the Department of Veterans Affairs to address any immediate concern, including thoughts of suicide, financial emergencies or family issues.

Department of Defense Be there Peer Support Call and Outreach Center

(844) 357-7337 or text (480) 360-6188

betherepeersupport.org

Trained peer coaches who are veterans or veterans spouses answer 24/7 for suicide prevention, substance abuse, psychological health, the transition home, post-traumatic stress, sleep issues, relationship and family issues, spiritual support, parenting, higher education, financial counseling and wounded warrior support.

Headstrong Project

getheadstrong.org

info@getheadstrong.org

Nonprofit organization of veterans serving post-Sept. 11 veterans with free mental health assistance.

Illinois Warrior Assistance Program

illinoiswarrior.com

(866) 554-4927

Confidential 24/7 hotline eases the transition home with counseling and screenings for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Edward Hines Jr. VA Mental Health Line

708-202-8387 Ext. 22002

hines.va.gov/services/mental_health.asp

Mental health services available at Hines VA and clinics in Aurora, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Kankakee, LaSalle and Oak Lawn.

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