Mental Health Support Resources for Veterans and Active Service Members

August 24, 2021


There are many resources to support the mental health of veterans and those in active duty, and knowing where to find that support and resource can be difficult and overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of resources that could be a great option for you.


Chive Charities

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

For those who have lost their voice, Chive Charities provides a megaphone. For those who have lost independence, Chive Charities restores their freedom. For those who have lost all hope… Chive Charities works tirelessly to build them a better future.

Chive Charities is committed to championing the underdogs. Targeting three specific causes: rare medical diagnoses, first responders, and veterans, Chive Charities spreads awareness through sharing the personal stories of grit, courage, and never giving up.


HonorBound Foundation

Through our case-managed social services, medical assistance, and financial support, HonorBound Foundation provides support to veterans and their families nationwide through referrals made by social workers. If you are a social worker looking for more information on the referral process, please click here to contact us. If you are a veteran looking for more information, please click here.

Our services include:

  • A fund that offers emergency financial relief for veterans and their families in crisis.
  • Helping veterans on the verge of homelessness pay a utility or rent deposit.
  • Helping pay for food and household necessities for veterans.
  • Business partnerships that make it possible to secure services and equipment at reduced rates for families in need.
  • Helping disabled veterans get a wheelchair, scooter, or ramp.


Military OneSource

Life is full of challenges. MilLife is too. But toughing it out isn’t always the best way to deal with stress.

From financial issues to relationships to caregiving, we’re here to help by connecting you to expert support. It’s confidential, short-term counseling that’s 100% free. See why so many other service members and their families have addressed their stress with Military OneSource.

You have support on call for all of these stressors and more:

  • Relationships – Resolving communication issues, reconnecting, resetting after breakups
  • Family – Parenting stress, special needs challenges, child care, navigating adoption, elder care
  • Money – Managing credit and debt, smarter borrowing, tax troubles, budgeting for goals
  • PCS – Feeling isolated or alone, adjusting to your new community, moving, job hunting
  • Major Changes – Dealing with divorce, injury, death, transitions and other big shifts
  • Personal Goals – Guidance for education, health and wellness coaching, peer support and more


Eagle’s Healing Nest

At Eagle’s Healing Nest we pride ourselves in healing the invisible wounds of war. We believe that by embracing our veterans, service members and their families, we can help them reintegrate back into the civilian world and their families.


Give an Hour

At Give an Hour® we believe that we can reduce emotional suffering by harnessing the skills and generosity of volunteer mental health professionals across our nation to provide those in need with help and hope. We also believe that it is time to change the culture around mental health and believe that everyone can contribute to this effort. If you are seeking help, we provide access to volunteer mental health professionals who offer a range of services to address a variety of needs.


Lifeline for Vets

The National Veterans Foundation’s Mission is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through:

  • Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free, vet-to-vet helpline for all Veterans and their families.
  • Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s Veterans.
  • Outreach services that provide Veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment and other essential resources.


Operation First Response

The mission of Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) is to serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes/Disabled Veterans, Gold Star Families and First Responders with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injuries or illness, throughout their recovery period and along their journey into the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, and travel expenses.


PsychArmor Institute

PsychArmor® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers critical resources to Americans so they can effectively engage with and support military service members, Veterans, and their families.

Because fewer than 7% of Americans serve or have served in uniform, most civilians are unfamiliar with military culture. As a result, members of the military and Veteran community often feel misunderstood and reluctant to seek support. Our mission is to bridge that civilian-military gap by educating a nation.

At PsychArmor, we provide online training videos delivered by national subject matter experts who are fiercely committed to educating the civilian community about military culture – at no cost to the learner. Additionally, our Support Center provides follow-up coaching to reinforce the knowledge conveyed in our courses.


TRICARE- Talking about 

The inTransition Program is a free confidential program that provides specialized coaching and assistance for service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, and retirees who need access to mental health care when relocating to another assignment, returning from deployment, transitioning between active duty and the Reserve component, preparing to leave military service, or any other time they need a new mental health provider, or need a provider for the first time.


Vet Center

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.


The Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover.

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