If you or a veteran in your life need immediate or emergency help, use these resources:
For a life-threatening medical or mental-health emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Veterans Crisis Line: If you are in crisis or concerned about a loved one, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 then press “1” or text 838255 to connect with a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year. You can also chat live with a crisis counselor by visiting the Veterans Crisis Line Website.
Free Emergency Medical Care:Veterans who are in acute crisis may go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for treatment at no cost. Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system. To be eligible, they must have completed more than 24 months of active service, served more than 100 days of combat in support of a contingency operation or been a victim of sexual assault while enlisted.
For ongoing support with your PTSD journey:
Sound Off:a mental health resource for veterans, service members, and intelligence officers that allows for anonymity and repeat contact with clinicians or screened veteran peer supporters who have walked a similar path.
Wounded Warrior Project: A resource for veterans or service members who’ve sustained a physical or mental illness, injury, or wound while serving in the military on or after 9/11/2021. All services are free.
Cohen’s Veteran Network: Provides in-person and virtual mental health services and case management to post-9/11 veterans. They also offer marriage counseling, relationship counseling, and help with children’s behavioral issues.
The Headstrong Project: Provides confidential, barrier-free, and stigma-free PTSD treatment to servicemembers, veterans, and their families. The Headstrong Project provides up to 30 cost-free sessions as a part of their program, with additional low-cost support available.
For support with exploring psychedelics:
Fireside Project: Offers a 24/7 hotline that is available to support individuals experiencing a difficult psychedelic experience or seeking support for integrating psychedelic experiences. They do provide veteran-specific support.
Veteran’s Path: Provides high quality, veteran-specific mindfulness training and support to build inner strength and resilience. They offer veteran-led meditation resources for people of all experience levels, including those just starting to explore a mindfulness practice.
Psychedelics Today: Provides resources, content, and education related to all things psychedelics.
Psychedelic Support: Provides psychedelic resources along with a directory of psychedelic-friendly therapists and psychedelic clinical trials seeking participants.