Resources for Health Care Providers
If you have questions about this course, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a TBI expert will respond promptly.
If you require one-on-one advice or information, please call the DCoE 24/7 Outreach Center: 1-866-966-1020.
If you need help understanding military jargon or acronyms, please refer to the following document: War Psychiatry Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Look at this resource to see the Department of Veterans Affairs' advice for treating substance abuse: Substance Abuse.
The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask. The answers help users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs. Assessment questionnaires are available for families and friends or healthcare providers and other professionals.
Resources for Service Members and Their Families
Your patients and their families can get more information about concussion and what resources are available at any of the following sites:
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center: Family & Friends Resources
- BrainLineMilitary.org Resource Directory: Finding Help Near You
- BrainLine.org: For Family and Friends
- Traumatic Brain Injury: The Journey Home
- Afterdeployment.org — Getting Help
- Brain Injury Association of America
Each of the branches of the military — Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force — has targeted resources for injured service members:
- Army Wounded Warrior Program: Dial 1-877-393-9058 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Air Force Wounded Warrior Program: Dial 1-800-581-9437 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Navy Safe Harbor: Dial 1-877-746-8563 or e-mail email@example.com.
- USSOCOM Care Coalition: Dial 1-877-672-3039.
- Veterans Crisis Line (suicide): Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
- Marine Wounded Warrior Regiment Call Center Phone: Dial 1-877-4USMCWW or 1-877-487-6299.
This article from DVBIC can help family members sort through those resources: Support for Wounded Service Members and Their Families.