Help for Veterans / Service Members
In or out of uniform, many service members return home to communities where they continue to lead and contribute. For some military personnel, returning home can be challenging. And the impact of deployment and trauma-related stress not only affects military members and veterans but also their families and others who may provide support.
Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 Press 1
To locate a VA near you, click here for the Tennessee locations of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Vet to Vet Peer Support
Vet to Vet is a peer/provider partnership program that uses veterans in recovery to provide peer support to help other veterans. Vet to Vet is administered by veterans themselves who have been consumers of VA mental health services. Vet to Vet also provides a six-week peer facilitator training program that teaches veterans how to facilitate peer group sessions and introduce program topics.
NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions. NAMI Homefront can be taken in person through NAMI Tennessee or online.
Centerstone Military Services
Centerstone’s Military Services division exists to break down the barriers to care experienced by veterans and their family members. We believe we owe our service members and their loved ones more than just a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made.
See also, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone in Clarksville.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has resources available at the Service Members, Veterans and Their Families Technical Assistance Center.