As the world adjusts to the changes caused by the coronavirus, it's important to stay informed and pro-active in taking care of the health of you and your family. Compiled by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, these resources are available to the military community.
The National Veteran Intermediary keeps community leaders updated with their "News You Can Use” emails.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s article Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty offers recommendations on how to support those dealing with the mental health impacts resulting from this outbreak.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also availble 24/7 to provide free, confidential crisis information via the nearest crisis center. You can also chat with them online. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454.
Vets4Warriors is a 24/7 confidential peer support network for veterans and service members, as well as their families and caregivers. They provide immediate, free, and long-term peer support through confidential phone, chat, text, and email conversations. Visit www.vets4warriors.com or call 1-855-838-8255.
Military OneSource has a 24/7 free and confidential hotline that can offer you guidance on where to find services or provide counseling over chat or phone. They've also compiled a list of their coronavirus resources, including support for financial stress during COVID-19, information on the impact of travel restriction on service members and their families, and tips for teleworking.
Read this report from the Bob Woodruff Foundation for important new insights on the impact of COVID-19 on veterans.