Veteran Family Resource

Veteran-related entities approach us from time to time with worthwhile information that we feel the need to share. We try to vet all sources, and if they are here, we feel they are qualified. We do not endorse any group outside of placing their content here and please be careful with anyone who does not seem to have your best interests at heart.

Sleep Disorder Help

From Tuck: Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources.

Tuck has looked at how a history of trauma can change sleep patterns, how veterans can deal with insomnia and other sleep disorders, and which companies give veterans’ discounts. Follow these links:

 

 

Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans

There are two basic ways for eligible veterans to receive assistance: obtain an assisted living benefit from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or apply for residency in a veteran’s home.

This guide from AssistedLiving.org contains information about the benefit programs available from the VA. Read on to learn whether you are eligible, how to apply, and what programs are available in your state.

 

Suicide Hotline

Thinking about suicide? Talk to someone about it. 800-273-8255

Or text “help me” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741

 

Suicide Crisis Plan Development

If you want to learn about developing a crisis response plan for suicide, visit www.crpforsuicide.com.

How to Use Social Media Patterns to Identify Veterans At Risk for Suicide

Click here to view and download the PDF.

Excerpt from Bob Woodruff Foundation: 

A 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) report indicated

suicides by those veterans who have not received treatment from the VA have increased at a higher rate than those veterans who have received VA treatment. VA users even had a slower increase in suicides than civilians, which suggests that VA services and treatment may prevent suicide among veterans.

Although military and veteran suicide is a matter of great concern, it is important to note that suicides have been rising among U.S. civilians as well. Suicide is therefore an important public health issue for everyone.

MYTH BUSTER

 

 

Soldier Suicide is Really Veteran Suicide

Of the 20.6 suicides every day, 16.8 were veterans. 3.8 were active-duty service members,
guardsmen and reservists. - VA report from June 2018

Thank you.