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SAMHSA News - January/February, Volume 16, Number 1

Resources for Veterans


Web Page: www.samhsa.gov/vets

  • Webcasts and conferences on recovery

  • How to find treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues

  • Publications about coping with trauma

  • Statistical reports and more

  • Read SAMHSA News online, May/June 2007.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-TALK

A new prompt offers the option of pressing #1 and connecting directly to a special VA suicide crisis line, located in Canandaigua, NY, and staffed by mental health professionals.

Office of Applied Studies

To access the recent Office of Applied Studies short report, Serious Psychological Distress and Substance Use Disorder among Veterans, visit http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/veteransDual/veteransDual.cfm.

Also see "Statistics on Mental Health" for an overview.


Coverage of the first conference on veterans and their families, “The Road Home: National Conference on Returning Veterans and Their Families,” is included in the May/June 2006 issue, available online at www.samhsa.gov/SAMHSA_News.

SAMHSA's Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

To access this searchable directory of alcohol and drug treatment programs, visit www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov.

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Providers can refer veterans to care in VA’s 153 medical centers, more than 600 clinics, and more than 200 Vet Centers that can be located through the “Find a Facility” tab at www.va.gov. Also available:

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  • America Supports You. An official Web site of DoD, connects individuals and organizations to hundreds of homefront groups offering a variety of support services to the military community. Visit www.americasupportsyou.mil.

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  • Vets4Vets. Offers a place for veterans of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to help each other through peer support. Visit www.vets4vets.us.

  • AMVETS. Provides assistance to veterans across the Nation in addition to supporting community service initiatives. Visit www.amvets.org.

  • National Veterans Foundation. Offers public awareness programs and outreach services for veterans. Visit www.nvf.org.

  • Operation Healthy Reunions. Provides education about mental health issues among soldiers and their families. Visit www.nmha.org/reunions.

  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Provides a support network for the surviving families of those who have died in military service. Visit www.taps.org.

  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Addresses critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health, traumatic brain Injury, the VA system, and health coverage. Visit www.iava.org/resources-for-vets.

For additional links to information from the U.S. Department of Defense as well as the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps, visit SAMHSA News online, May/June 2006End of Article

« See Part 1: Veterans & Their Families: A SAMHSA Priority

« See Part 2: Veterans & Their Families: A SAMHSA Priority

Statistics: Short Report »

Administrator's Message »

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Inside This Issue
Veterans & Their Families: A SAMHSA Priority
Part 1
Part 2
Resources for Veterans
Statistics: Short Report
Administrator's Message

Grant Funding Opportunities

Science and Service Awards: Call for Entries

Recovery Month 2008 Online

FASD Resources
For Juvenile Justice Professionals
For Teachers

Teen Substance Abuse
Combating Teen Prescription Drug Abuse
Decline in Illicit Drug Use by 8th Graders
Millions of Youth Misusing Cough, Cold Medicines

Integrating Hepatitis Services

Medicaid & Mental Health Services: State by State

New Data on Treatment Facilities: N-SSATS

SAMHSA National Advisory Council: New Members

Staff in the News
Delany Named New OAS Director
President's Volunteer Service Awards

Criminal Justice & Treatment Brochure: Spanish


SAMHSA News - January/February 2008, Volume 16, Number 1


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