Veterans and Military Brain Injury Resources
- Military Veteran’s Guide to Help with Brain Injury – The Association is providing the “Military Veteran’s Guide to Help with Brain Injury” as a free service so that veterans and their families may more easily recognize the symptoms of brain injury. They can then navigate the many resources available from the federal government, the VA, and state of Texas.
- TEXVET – Use the TexVet website to learn about people who want to help with health, housing, employment, education, and many other services for people and families who have served in all branches of the military. It is for people on active duty as well.
- Mental Health Self Assessment Program – The Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (MHSAP) is a voluntary, anonymous mental health and alcohol screening and referral program offered to families and service members affected by deployment or mobilization. It is offered online 24/7, as well as through in-person events. The MHSAP is funded by the Department of Defense Office of Health Affairs. The programs are offered at no cost to military units and service members and their families.
- Military Mental Health – Military life, especially deployments or mobilizations, can present challenges to service members and their families that are both unique and difficult. Some are manageable, some are not. Many times we can successfully deal with them on our own. In some instances matters only get worse, and one problem can trigger other, more serious issues. At such times it’s wise to check things out and see what’s really happening. That’s the purpose of these totally anonymous and voluntary self-assessments.
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center – The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their dependents, and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs.
- National Resource Directory – This directory is an online partnership of “shared care,” providing information on and access to services and resources for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans, their families, and families of the fallen, and those who support them in recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration. It is maintained by the Departments of Defense and the Labor and Veterans Affairs. The information in the Directory is from federal, state, and local governmental agencies; veteran service and benefit organizations; non-profit community-based and faith-based organizations; academic institutions, professional associations; and philanthropic organizations.
- SAMHSA – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work—a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.
Texas Brain Injury Alliance is here to help veterans and service members manage their brain injuries and to lead fulfilling, healthy lives. Contact us for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.