Beyond 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:
Psychological Health Coordinator
The Director of Psychological Health Coordinator provides crisis intervention and case management services for Servicemembers. The PHC can also assist commanders by providing consultation on the level of risk a Servicemember is displaying and guidance on a plan of action. Contact: Psychological Health Coordinator
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
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.
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 (MRT) work with commanders to develop a unit resilience training plan, conduct resilience training and train 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 14 resilience skills to every Soldier every two years along with conducting resilience training at the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Events.
Resilience Training Assistants
Resilience Training Assistants support MRTs in training resilience at the platoon level and below.
Contact your unit to identify the RTA
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
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 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
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)
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.
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
Safe and secure phone line for people working on their recovery. Warmlines are answered by knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, and professionally trained staff of peers who have first-hand, personal experience dealing with a psychiatric diagnosis. Available Tuesday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
More Info: Website or dial 1-800-483-2007.
Free, confidential and caring professional support available to veterans, military members and their families.
More Info: Website, or dial 888-881-8261
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
A team of veterans offering confidential peer support.
More Info: Website, or dial 855-838-8255
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:
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.
Email your mailing address to
or write Elim Lutheran Church of Blackhoof, 2077 County Road 6, Barnum, MN 55707.
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