Mental Health Resources for Veterans
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The National toll-free Crisis Management, Information, and referral Lifeline for Veterans and Families 1-888-777-4443, seven days a week, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Pacific Time.
For a Veterans office near you: Veterans Affairs National Facilities Locator
California National Guard Behavioral Health Office
Clinical Officer of Northern California - CPT (CA) Lance Friis, LMFT (925) 207-5367
The California National Guard maintains a comprehensive Behavioral Health Service for soldiers, airmen and their families. They also maintain a full time clinician in the Northern, Central, and Southern California areas to provide crisis intervention services, resources and support services to soldiers, family members and commanders on a 24 hour basis.
Give an Hour
Give an Hour is a nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Give an Hour - Home
The Coming Home Project - (415) 353-5363
The Coming Home Project is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing compassionate expert care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers.
Coming Home Project
The Soldier's Project - toll-free (877) 576-5343
The Soldier's Project is a private, non-profit, independent group of volunteer licensed mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, registered nurses and marriage and family therapists who provide free counseling and support to military service members who have served or who expect to serve in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan conflicts and to veterans of those conflicts.
The Soldiers Project
Swords to Plowshares – (415) 252-4788
Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education and partnerships with local, state and national entities.
Swords to Plowshares
Military One Source
Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Visit Military OneSource today at Military One Source or call 1-800-342-9647.
Crisis Hotline Links:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1 (800) 273-8255 – Press #1 prompt for Vets Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Domestic Violence National Hotline – 1 (800) 799-7233
Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline – 1 (800) 422-4453