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NAVIGATING MENTAL HEALTH

This page is dedicated to long-term mental health support for people who are not in crisis.

To access resources for immediate mental health needs that can’t wait, contact the Veteran’s Crisis Line or see our Crisis Page.

 

Vet Center Program – Department of Veterans Affairs

Vet Centers are staffed the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community. Available to all veterans who have served in a war zone and their families.

Milwaukee: 414-434-1311 Madison: 608-264-5342 Green Bay: 920-435-5650 Wausau: 715-842-1724 LaCrosse: 608-782-4403

Hotline: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)

Support for: Qualified Service Members, Qualified Veterans, Qualified Families

 

Make the Connection

Department of Veterans Affairs website with resources, information, and self-assessment tools for service members, veterans, and family members struggling with reintegration, PTSD, depression, addiction, and other mental health concerns. Links and directories with information about VA mental health resources and treatment.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans, Families

 

Brave Hearts

Provides horseback riding (equine-assisted) therapy and activities to veterans. Serves students with emotional, mental, and physical challenges through recreational therapy, therapeutic riding and carriage driving programs. Based in northern Illinois. They also provide a “boot camp” retreat experience for veterans and families.

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Support for: Veterans

 

Rainbow Kids

Peer support for grieving children and adults.

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Support for: Families

 

Vets Journey Home

Healing retreats for veterans and service members facing PTSD, stress, sexual trauma, TBIs, or emotional pain that is service-related.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans

 

InTransition

Confidential coaching program for service members in transition (changing duty stations, leaving active duty, separating) that are concerned about their mental health.

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ph: 800-424-7877

Active Duty Flyer – National Guard and Reserve Flyer

Support for: Service Members

 

Guitars for Vets

Gives guitars and lessons to Veterans coping with PTSD.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans, Families (maybe)

 

Mental Health America in Sheboygan County

Referrals, information on local support groups, screenings, resource library.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans, Families

 

Sheboygan County Health and Human Services

Mental health and substance abuse assessments and treatment.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans, Families

 

Sheboygan Mobile Crisis Line

Short-term counseling for persons of all ages.

ph: 920-459-3151

Support for: Service Members, Veterans, Families

 

Wisconsin Nat’l Guard and Reserve Director of Psychological Health

Provides assistance and direction to Service Members (SM) who are having transitional difficulties in either adjusting to redeployment or life challenges which may be presenting barriers in quality of life. This assistance is initial problem solving with the service of identification of resources, such as specific Veterans Affairs resources, that may provide longer term support for the SM and their family. The DPH will also provide system advocacy in helping or referring to support personal in navigating the bureaucracy.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans (maybe)

 

Paws for Veterans

Matches and trains rescue dogs to work as service dogs for veterans struggling with PTSD

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans

 

UW Health PTSD Page

Information on how and why to get help for PTSD symptoms.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans, Families

 

Dry Hootch Family Resource Center

The Dryhootch Family Resource Center was developed as a holistic approach to meeting the needs of veteran family members. The Family Resource Center mimics the same peer support model that Dryhootch uses to support veterans. Includes Family & Peer Support — including mentoring, Community & Social Activities, and Health & Wellness.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans, Families

 

Camp American Legion

Located in beautiful Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Camp American Legion is a place for healing. The resort-like campus features 22 cabins, a main lodge, and amazing recreational facilities. Veterans or service members with a documented disability and their families, military or veteran families that need healing, or families of the fallen are encouraged to spend a week there and heal. Camp American Legion also runs week-long programs throughout the summer geared towards specific groups of military and veterans. Post 9/11 vets week, Vietnam/Korea vets week, Recovery week, Women Veterans week, Caregivers week, and more. Camp is completely FREE for guests.

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ph: 715-277-2510

Support for: Qualified Service Members, Qualified Veterans, Qualified Families

Rehabcenter.net

This website offers resources to connect you with local professionals and treatment centers if you are struggling with substance abuse or other types of addiction. They offer a confidential crisis line that is available to call 24/7.

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans, and Families