Behavioral 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Additional Veteran Resources can be found here