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Hamilton County Veterans

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PTSD/TBI

 

If you, a family member or friend is suffering from PTSD or TBI, I hope this page can help you find the steps to start living a Free life with purpose, passion and love for each other. 

First of all, if you or a Veteran you know are in an emotional crisis, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 for Veterans. For more information or to speak with the Indianapolis VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator please call 317-988-3213.

Links:

  • Silouan Green, is an amazing individual who has lived through PTSD and is out there helping to bring others back from the darkness. He is a speaker, author, song writer among many other things and his website has many positive ways to help one chart a path to over come PTSD. His Ladder UPP workshops are amazing and he is always looking to do more. He helps individuals, communities, and organizations create deeper relationships that proactively addresses the impact of trauma. Silouan travels all across the country speaking with Doctors, nurses, Veterans, Military, Prisoners, drug addicts, Police, EMT’s and Firemen making a difference in their lives and he can do the same for you. Look him up and find a way to reach out to him or let ”Me know and I will reach Silouan.. Here is a link to a great book that also can help Sycamore Hill. Remember, you are not alone.
  • HelpGuide.org - PTSD in Military veterans, a trusted guide to mental, emotional & social health issues with symptoms, treatment and self-help to recover from PTSD.
  • Community Provider Tool Kit for PTSD - Provides Symptoms of PTSD and gives links to educational materials and training. Sort of a mini-clinic for local clinicians on how to understand and help treat those with PTSD.
  • Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Institute Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment has been proven to increase cognitive abilities and RMHI is there to assist. Their Healing Our Heroes program supports our veterans by assisting with payments for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatments. Many of our veterans have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS). Studies have been conducted using HBOT as an alternative therapy to medication. These studies have shown that patients receiving these treatments had a dramatic increase in cognitive abilities, improved recovery in motor skills and were able to decrease their anti-depressant medication intake.
  • The Independence Fund.org raises funds to not only treat TBI/PTSD with HBOT therapy but they also mobility and caregiver programs. They setup a clinic in Charlotte, NC that treats our Veterans diagnosed with TBI/PTSD with HBOT and because they know it works and the need is greater than they can serve in this one clinic, they are opening more in Myrtle Beach and Palm Key. You may go to this site and fill out the paperwork needed to be setup for treatment.
  • The Cost of Freedom, Inc. - Is an Indiana group who offers many programs for our combat wounded, combat injured and disabled Military/Veterans. Their mission started mostly with conservation programs and now they host many types of programs mainly geared to injured and those with PTSD/TBI. From hunting and fishing to PTSD workshops with Silouan Green to assisting Veterans in gaining access to the hyperbaric oxygen chamber for treatment, plus many more programs. Look them up and help them as they need funding to keep up their existence. Their website is http://theendofthegoattrail.com/ - every combat soldier walks his or her own trail and what they are trying to do here is to help every Veteran get to the end of their goat trail.
  • PTSD Patience Press - Books and helpful information for Veterans and family and friends of Veterans with PTSD. My mission is to ensure that other people never have to be alone with the pain of PTSD, struggling to heal without help or support the way we did, back when it didn’t have a name and wasn’t supposed to exist. --Patience Mason, author.
  • Restoring The Soul After War written by Edward Tick PhD, is another great book that can help one to truly come home. It can help everyone as war touches us all. Read it.
  • Make the Connection provides personal video testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives. The site also provides informational resources on mental health conditions such as PTSD and depression, and symptoms of problems such as drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Brainline BrainLine is a national multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. BrainLine includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and an extensive outreach campaign in partnership with national organizations concerned about traumatic brain injury. 
  • Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is the TBI operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). As part of the U.S. military health system, DVBIC’s responsibilities have grown as its network of care and treatment sites have grown since its founding in 1992.
  • National Center for PTSD The National Center for PTSD is the United States government’s center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding and treatment of PTSD. Although providing no direct clinical care, the Center’s purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American Veterans through cutting edge research to ultimately advance the science and promote understanding of Traumatic Stress. Click here for their ABOUTFACE program to hear Veterans tell their stories of how PTSD treatment has saved their lives. They also offer PTSD Coaching online which can be very helpful.
  • NAMI Veterans and Active Duty - National Mental Health page that focuses on questions that Military personnel often ask concerning treatment, resources, disclosure and staying healthy during the transition to civilian life.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is there when you need them so don’t forget about them as AA has been helping us all for many years.
  • Save a Warrior is an innovative, evidence-based ”war detox” program that provides a powerful healing experience for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and First Responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.
  • The Guide to Managing PTSD As a Tradesman - Working outside in the elements can sometimes trigger things from our past. Learn how to discover the triggers and control them at work is just one thing covered in this link.
  • PTSD In Children - Learn what sorts of trauma leaves a child with PTSD, what the signs are, how it is diagnosed and how to treat it.
  • Guide for Veterans Seeking Help for PTSD & Substance Abuse - This site may have a different approach (it’s a self storage company that cares about our Veterans) but there are many links here which can be useful when looking for help with PTSD, overall mental health and substance abuse.
  • Real Warriors.net deals with all aspects of Military life when it comes to maintaining ones mental health. As Active Duty, National Guard, Veteran or family member this site covers all the hot topics that might cause one stress. The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign through the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) to support the promotion of psychological health, reduce stigma of psychological health concerns and encourage help seeking behavior for service members, veterans and their families.

Disclaimer:The web sites listed above are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, and has no official or unofficial affiliation with the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, or its membership. This web page was created as a resource for the members of the Hamilton County Veterans Corp. as well as use by the general public

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