Veterans, whether currently serving in the military or after discharge, have ongoing medical and mental health issues which need to be appropriately addressed. The statistics which are coming out of the Veterans’ Administration and other sites have shown the need for enhanced mental health services in order to insure a return to a good quality of life for these personnel who have served their country so well.
Some of the statistics coming out of VA sources and charitable organizations all are pointing to the serious, often life-transforming psychiatric problems that too many military personnel bring with them after they leave active service. Although services have been made available, the numbers continue to grow as the former-military wait months for treatment, often enduring the pain of psychiatric symptoms that hide from view, but torment them, just the same.
The following resources are websites which provide many much-needed services and planning activities for these personnel and their families.
NAMI Veterans' Resource Center
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Military Sexual Trauma
Disabled American Veterans
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Student Veterans of America
The American Legion
Vietnam Veterans of America