Joining Forces: Wellness

Too many wounded warriors go without the care that they need.

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.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a service project.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, their families, and caregivers.

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
  • Military OneSource provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life to active duty, Guard, and reserve service members, and their families.
  • Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families.