Being a military-related caregiver runs the gamut from living with someone who has manifestations of mental injury, such as Post Traumatic Stress or Moral Injury, to those who give 24-hour care to someone with debilitating physical injury. We know caregivers of our warriors often feel isolated and don't know where to turn for encouragement, ideas, and practical tools relating to their unique situation. So, we have compiled several links as a helpful step toward finding what you need.
These sites contain a wealth of useful information. Please take time to review some of the resources available to aid in your care for yourself and your veteran. This is not an exhaustive list, and we will add relevant resources as we find them.
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. 800-273-8255, Press 1.
If you're caring for an injured, ill, or wounded active service member or veteran, this community is here for you.
National Center for PTSD: Families and Friends
Provides information on how you can help a loved one with PTSD, including information on very effective treatments for PTSD.
The Hero Care Resource Directory
An online database providing support for active service members, veterans, caregivers, and their families. Includes local and national resources.
Veterans and Mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma affects veterans at a disproportionate rate compared to the general public. Provides information and resources for veterans with service-connected mesothelioma.