NAMI Veteran’s Program

Welcome

NAMI is proud to provide the following resources for everyone touched by military service. The people who are currently serving, those who have served and their families face unique stressos and need mental health information and treatment tailored to their needs. And yet, the mental health challenges faced by veterans, active-duty troops and their families—stigma, access to quality health information and innovative new treatments—are on the minds of military families and the rest of NAMI’s families.

Recent studies tell us that nearly a third of veterans who seek care through Veterans Administration (VA) health centers receive mental health diagnoses.With more and more soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health concerns, NAMI recognizes the need for increased services for veterans and their families.Our Veterans Resources Center consolidates the most useful online resources, whether you are looking for information on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, mental illness or how to obtain Veterans Administration (VA) benefits.

Do you know of a resource that doesn’t appear in the Veterans Resource Center? Send your news articles, videos, personal stories and links to veterans’ organizations and services to vets@nami.org.

 

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Information, treatment options, effects on families and more.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Effects, recent findings and emerging treatments.
Public Policy and Legislation

NAMI’s advocacy efforts, positions, initiatives andTake Action.
Veterans Affairs and VISNs

Health benefits & eligibility, services, compensation and more.
Veterans and Mental Illness

Links to illness information, screening, medications and recovery options.
For Families, Children and Spouses

Links to support, assistance and education.
Women Veterans Resources

Gender-specific information, resources and support specific to women.
Multicultural Resources

Links to specific information for specific populations and ethnic groups.
Suicide Prevention

Information and the latest data and research.
Homelessness

Resource for technical assistance and NAMI’s Missing Persons Network.
Active-duty Service Members

Read about challenges and supports specific to troops and their families.
Veterans in the NAMI Advocate

Read the stories of three veterans using service dogs in their recovery from PTSD.
NAMI Veterans Council

NAMI’s leadership and advisory council focused on veterans.
Online Discussion Groups

Find support, share knowledge, ask questions and meet others.
Join NAMI

Engage in the NAMI Network for membership benefits.
Veterans Tribute Honor Roll

Make a tribute in honor of veterans and active duty personnel.
Pro Bono Legal Resources for Veterans

Extensive list of national and state resources.