Joining Forces: Wellness
Too many wounded warriors go without the care that they need.
Military service members, veterans, and their families are highly resilient, but the stress of war, multiple deployments, and frequent moves can impact their emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing.
Joining Forces' Wellness Priorities
- Call attention to the critical issues facing service members, veterans, and their families.
- Amplify wellness programming and resources.
- Encourage and facilitate commitments to train and educate healthcare providers on the unique needs of service members, veterans, and their families.
Wellness Resources for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
- The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day.
- The Department of Defense Outreach Center for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury provides authoritative information and resources 24/7 to service members, veterans, and their families, and those who support them. Call 1-866-966-1020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Military OneSource provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life to active duty, Guard, and reserve service members, and their families.
The Report: Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America’s Commitment
President Obama issued a government-wide review to bring together the resources of the Federal Government, identify new opportunities across the public and private sectors, and lay the foundation for a coordinated approach to supporting and engaging military families for years to come.