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Invisible Wounds of War

What are the Invisible Wounds of War?

They can be divided into four basic categories:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

  • Moral Injury

PTSD, TBI, MST and Moral Injury affect not only those with military service but those within our community as well. Who We Serve provides resources to help in serving those (children, families, first responders) who may be suffering from these Invisible Wounds of War.

Who We Serve provides resources from vetted organizations or agencies that you can contact for information and support. As with any medical related issue we advise going to your physician for help and guidance for any condition.

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  • Veterans Administration Resources
    Click on any of the links below for information concerning VA Benefits, resources and locations: VA Benefit Book VA Benefit Book (Spanish) Guide to VA Mental Health Services VA Health Care Overview VA Health Care Overview (Spanish) Vet Center Locations VA Hospitals and Clinics VA National Cemeteries Directory of VA Chaplains
  • Government and NGO Resources
    These resources provide various publications and directories that you can use in reaching out to the Military Community. Check back often as we are adding new resources. Veteran Service Organization (VSO) Directory We strongly suggests that a Veteran use an approved service officer to file a disability claim with the VA. There should never be a charge to file a claim. National Association of County Veterans Service Officers Virtually every state in the nation has a Veterans Affairs Department and special benefits for Veterans in their state. State Veteran Affairs Offices and Benefits
  • Veteran and Military Family Resources
    The Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies offer a substantial number of programs and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors. Beyond benefits, these programs and services can help you make the most of your post-military life. Click here to learn about Veteran benefits and programs. Click here to learn about support resources for Military Families. Click here for link to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Suicide Prevention
    As a percentage of the population, veteran and military suicide rates are higher as a group than the civilian population. Use these resources to become more aware of suicide, prevention and the resources available to help. How You Can Play a Role in Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention: U.S Army Program The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has a number of FREE resources that you can have as part of your Suicide Awareness Program. Visit this link to access those resources. Visit this link to Suicide Warning Cards that can be downloaded and printed from your computer. These cards can also be ordered from SAMHSA. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools Suicide in America-FAQ's
  • Coping with Suicide
    Not all suicides are preventable. The following resources can provide support in dealing with death by suicide. Coping with Grief After Suicide Handbook for Survivors of Suicide Fact Sheet Coping with Suicide (DCoE) A JOURNEY TOWARD HEALTH AND HOPE:YOUR HANDBOOK FOR RECOVERY AFTER A SUICIDE ATTEMPT The above is a free publication that guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with.
  • Opioid and Substance Abuse Resources
    Click on any of the links below for valuable, vetted, free resources to help you and your comminuty deal with the Opioid Crisis. Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (English) Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (Spanish) Health Resources and Services Administration Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Disease Control and Prevention Department of Health and Human Services National Institute on Drug Abuse This highlighted series focuses on issues ranging from alcohol abuse, opioid use, marijuana, smoking and more. While targeting teens it also has relevance to adults. Tips for Teens
  • Alcohol Abuse
    The Alcohol Resource Guide is a definitive guide to numerous resources.
  • Caregiver Resources and Support
    Many families and caregivers don't know of the services and benefits available to our wounded warriors. These resources will be of value in caring for and seeking help for those who have served. Caregiver Resources Directory Compensation and Benefits Handbook Disaster-Disease-Distress Family Caregiver Guide Family Caregivers Guide to TBI Military Caregivers Rand Report
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