Post Traumatic Stress and other Illnesses
The New York State Office of Mental Health has published many brochures, toolkits, and items that address issues involving military personnel and veterans such as depression, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships primarily because of its resistance to fire.
The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk http://www.asbestos.com for developing asbestos-related diseases. In addition, they have thousands of articles regarding asbestos and mesothelioma and they've even created a veterans-specific section on their website in order to help inform them about the dangers of asbestos exposure.
Verizon - HOPELINE
Who We Help
Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. We're doing our part to end this epidemic by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turning them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide. Through HopeLine, we've donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to our partner agencies.
Wireless phones and technology serve as a vital link for all of us. They're also an especially safe and reliable way for domestic violence victims and survivors to reach emergency or support services in times of crisis and stay connected with employers, family and friends.
- Children's Videos
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, and the New York State Office of Mental Health have partnered over the years to produce materials for children and their families to help them cope with whatever life might throw their way.
- Clinic Plus Services
This innovative program will improve the emotional well-being of thousands upon thousands of children in New York State by providing early intervention and treatment, which in turn will help improve school performance, social relationships, and go a long way toward preventing long-term mental health problems.
- Military Child Education Coalition
A 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, MCEC is a model of positive leadership and advocacy. Its work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
- Operation Military Kids
The U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support the children and youth impacted by deployment.
- U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: Kids
Links to other resources
- Military Connection.Com
- Military Onesource
- My Army Life Too, your connection to the Army Integrated Family Support Network
- National Military Family Association
- NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs: National Guard
- NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs
- NYS Veterans Health
- Thank our troops and their families for the service and sacrifices that they have made.
- U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: Mental Health
- U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care
- The American Soldier - homecoming!
- Learn about the Defense Center of Excellence resources for our military families
U.S. Military Branches of Service
Healing Combat Trauma
Healing Combat Trauma website. "Resources for and about healing combat trauma. The focus is on effective therapeutic care — medical, psychological and legal — plus analysis and context — and the slant is apolitical." All material is copyright © by Lily Casura unless otherwise noted.
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