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Wellness Resources

 

ALO 01102Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides a host of professionals to ensure that Servicemembers and military families can find help for any mental wellness issue they may encounter. Whether it be prevention, awareness, resilience, intervention or postvention - there are resources available to help you be well, including an Awareness Poster available for download:

 

 

Director of Psychological Health

The Director of Psychological Health provides crisis intervention and case management services for Servicemembers. The DPH can also assist commanders by providing consultation on the level of risk a Servicemember is displaying and guidance on a plan of action.

Contact: Director of Psychological Health

 

 

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Provides assesment, counseling and referral for Servicemembers and military families.

Contact: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

 

 

Military Family Life Consultants

Mental health professionals who can offer free and confidential, short-term, solution-focused, non-medical counseling for Servicemembers or family members. MFLCs usually see Servicemembers and military family members over a period of six-to-12 sessions. They can also provide commanders guidance on the level of risk a Servicemember is displaying.

Contact: Military Family Life Consultants

 

 

Military OneSource

Offers non-medical counseling services online, via telephone or face-to-face and provides information and resources to help deal with the unique challenges of military life.

More Info: Website, contact the Military OneSource representative or dial them toll-free at 800-342-9647

 

 

Personal Financial Counselor

Assists Servicemembers and military families with financial and retirement planning, budgeting and debt management.

Contact: Personal Financial Counselor

 

 

Master Resilience Trainers

Master Resilience Trainers work with commanders to develop a unit resilience training plan, conduct quarterly resilience training and traing the unit's Resilience Trainer Assistants. Resilience training plans include training to help mitigate the at-risk trends within the unit and teaching basic resilience skills. MRTs conduct two hours of resilience training for every Soldier, every quarter. MRTs also conduct Resilience Training Assistant classes and support Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration events.

Contact: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon's Master Resilience Trainer

 

 

Resilience Training Assistants

Resilience Training Assistants support MRTs in training resilience at the platoon level and below.

Contact your unit to identify the RTA

 

 

Sexual Assault Response Coordinators

A specialized Department of Defense program that includes prevention through training, education programs and treatment as well as supporting victims of sexual assault.

Contact: Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

 

 

Substance Abuse/Prevention, Treatment and Outreach

The Substance Abuse Professional evaluates employees who have violated a drug and alcohol regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up, testing and aftercare.

 

 

Transition Assistance Advisors

Transition Assistance Advisors provide information and assistance to Servicemembers and their families in understanding and obtaining benefits and services through Veterans Affairs and the military health system. TAAs also perform non-clinical case management of wounded and injured Servicemembers returning from contingency operations.

Contact: Transition Assistance Advisors

 

 

Additional Resources:


CRISIS:

911

 

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their loved ones with qualified, caring VA responders 24 hours a day.

More Info: Website, or dial 800-273-8255 (TALK)

 

Veterans Centers

Provides individual, group and family counseling to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members. Veterans have earned these benefits through their combat service, and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family. Search the VA's site to find the nearest Veterans Center.

More Info:

- Website

- Duluth Vet Center - Website

- St. Paul Vet Center - Website

- Brooklyn Park Vet Center - Website

 

State Crisis Connection Line

A non-profit mental health counseling agency that provides telephone counseling services, specializing in crisis counseling, intervention and referral.

More Info: Website, or dial 866-379-6363


C.O.R.E. Lutheran Social Services

Free, confidential and caring professional support available to veterans, military members and their families.

More Info: Website, or dial 888-881-8261


Veterans Administration Mental Health Center

Provides many resources for Servicemembers and military family members to be well.

More Info: Website, or dial the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255

 

Vets4Warriors

A team of veterans offering confidential peer support.

More Info: Website, or dial 855-838-8255


Minnesota LinkVet

Online support available seven days a week for MInnesota veterans and their families, staffed by a team of support specialists trained by the MDVA.

More Info: Website, or dial 888-546-5838

 

National VA Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans and their family and friends can access Veterans Chat through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. Veterans Chat enables veterans and their families and friends to go online where they can anonymously chat with a trained VA counselor. If the chats are determined to be a crisis, the counselor can take immediate steps to transfer the chatter to the VA Suicide prevention Hotline, where further counseling and referral services are provided and crisis intervention steps can be taken.

More Info: Website

 

Homeless Veterans Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking decisive action to end veteran homelessness in five years. All veterans at risk for homelessness or attempting to exit homelessness must have easy access to programs and services. The VA offers a variety of resources, programs and benefits.

More Info: Website

 

Southwestern Minnesota Veterans' Law Clinic

A collaborative effort between Central Minnesota Legal Services, the St. Cloud VA and the Community Based Outpatient Clinic to offer free legal consultation for veterans. Appointments are at the Montevideo Outpatient Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Receive consultation on:

  • Social Security Law
  • Housing
  • Consumer
  • Child Support
  • Family Law
  • Employment

More Info: Flyer

 

Welcome Them Home

Order a 112 page practical guide for pastoral care providers to veterans and their families. Welcome Them Home-Help Them Heal: Pastoral care and ministry with service members returning from war is distributed as a pay-it-forward ministry donation.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:39