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Division of Substance Abuse Services

Office of Prevention Services 

Resources for Veterans


 Suicide Prevention

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
http://www.tspn.org/

Saving Veterans Lives in Tennessee Brochure:
http://tspn.org/wp-content/uploads/TSPN_veterans_13.pdf

TSPN’s Veterans/Military Resources
http://tspn.org/veteran-resources

Veterans Hotline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans/Default.aspx


 Traumatic Brain Injury

Tennessee Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury Program
http://health.state.tn.us/TBI/index.htm

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
http://www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/rehab/trc.html

Brain Injury Association of Tennessee
http://www.thearctn.org/


 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

United States Department of Veterans Affairs- The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/index.jsp


 Additional Resources

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.tn.gov/veteran/

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Veteran’s Assistance
http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/veterans.htm

Tennessee National Guard Family Readiness
http://www.guardfamily.org/

Military One Source, a 24/7 Resource for Military Members, Spouses and Families
1-800-342-9647
http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx

Operation Stand Down-Nashville
Serving Homeless Veteran’s
http://www.osdnashville.org/

For Disabled Veterans-Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee
http://www.dlactn.org/content.asp?contentID=10

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Tenee ness(NAMI-TN), Veteran’s Resources
http://www.namitn.org/veterans.htm

Post-traumatic-stress Disorder Resources (Individuals & Families On-going Needs)
Give-An-HourTM Searchable Provider Network of Volunteer Counselors & Psychiatrists

Tennessee Veterans Task Force

The Tennessee Veterans Task Force is a collaboration of TDMHSAS, Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Human Services, United States Army Reserves, United States Marine Corps, community mental health and addiction service providers, active duty service members, and returning veterans and their families.

The task force focuses on expanding and strengthening the system of care for active duty service members and returning veterans and their families by convening trainings, compiling resources, and identifying gaps with an emphasis on building long-term system capacity.

The task force has identified two immediate goals:

  • Planning and facilitating a state-wide training for mental health, addiction, criminal justice and education and other professionals.
  • Compiling and making widely available a comprehensive list of resources for community mental health and addiction service providers, educators, other professionals, active duty service members, returning veteran’s and their families.

INPUT NEEDED:

The task force is planning a statewide training for mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice, medical and other professionals who provide services to or interact with veterans and their families and/or can benefit from strengthening their understanding of the complex issues unique to service members who served in the Global War on Terror and the impact on their families.
 
Additionally the task force is exploring a caregiver training to strengthen and expand knowledge and understanding of mental health and substance abuse disorders, traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention.
 
Following is a link to a brief, anonymous training survey.  The information you provide will greatly assist the task force to develop a curricula that is comprehensive and responsive to community need.  Follow the applicable link(s) below.
 
Provider Survey Link:

This survey is intended for mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice, medical and other professionals who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of issues unique to veteran's and their families to include mental health and substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention.
 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=E4YowO3fSJuYJdazQWFaVQ_3d_3d
 
Caregiver Survey Link:
 
This survey is intended for caregivers and dependents of military services members who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of issues unique to veterans and their families to include mental health and substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention.
 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=V9cDz_2f_2bgaxpbPZaLrAGrWA_3d_3d

For more information on the Tennessee Veterans Task Force contact TDMHSAS’s Division of Substance Abuse Services at (615) 532-6500.

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