a non profit organization

​Marc & Sonja Raciti

There are plenty of veteran groups out there who are interested in helping

out as well.  Here are a few of my favorite ones:


​Self Help Numbers:

S
uicidal:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255
  • Veterans Crisis Line : 1 (800) 273-8255 and Press 1

           Don't want to talk? You can text Text “GO” to 741-741

  • Veteran Combat Call Center: 1 (800) 927-8387



Suicide Prevention: 






Resources 

Service Dogs:

Any Veteran officially diagnosed with PTSD can request a PTSD service dog. There are several organizations that will work with you and your dog so that you are both properly trained.  Some organizations will provide you with a PTSD dog if you are accepted into their program - it costs about 20-25K to train a dog.  Training does take a lot of time and energy, but the payoff is great.  Here is Douglas, Marc's PTSD dog.  

The links below will get you started with more information.

http://www.servicedogsforamerica.org/apply/ptsd-service-dog/
http://www.pawsforveterans.com

http://www.patriotpaws.org/
http://www.sheltertosoldier.org
http://www.petsforvets.com
http://www.thisableveteran.org

http://www.brotherandsisterptsddogs.org
http://www.k9sforwarriors.org 

Finding an off base therapist:

  • http://www.MilitaryOneSource.mil
  •  (1-800-342-9647) helps find counselors who are able to do face-to-face, online, telephonic and via video short-term treatment (12 sessions or less) at no cost.  Available for family members as well. 
  • www.giveanhour.org - Therapist donate their services at no cost to military and loved ones (including friends, boyfriends, roommates and more)
  • http://intransition.dcoe.mil/  In Transition (1-800-424-7877) is a program if you are PCSing and/or if you are transitioning into civilian life.  They help with finding resources in your new area and help set up appointments for you.  They can also assist with finding a place to live if needed and getting connected with the local VA.
  • http://purplestarveterans.org: help with finding peer mentors in your area.


Cutting/Self Injurious Behavior

  • Safe Alternatives, www.selfinjury.com; Email SAFE Alternatives at info@selfinjury.com or call 1-800-366-8288 for information on seeking help


Dating Abuse & Domestic Violence

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline; www.thehotline.org 1-800-799-7233 (24/7) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network; 1-800-656-4673 (24/7); www.rainn.org: ‘Live Chat with RAINN (24/7)


Wilderness trip with other vets

  • Outward bound: www.outwardbound.org helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.


Veterans and Addiction | DrugRehab.com  and Veterans: PTSD and Addiction | Advanced Recovery Systems​
https://www.advancedrecoverysystems.com/resources/veterans/

https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/veterans/