National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Other Resources:

The Sergeant Sullivan Center
The Sergeant Sullivan Center offers helpful information and resources for assisting post-deployed with guidance on their health care issues, including mental health care.

Post-deployment Brain Responses
Online: 15 minute lecture series from Massachusetts General Hospital on PTSD and other brain-related responses.

Tips for Filing a PTSD Claim with the VA
The Veterans Today blog posted a series of tips, resources and frequently asked questions regarding filing a PTSD claim.

VA Help Page for Veterans with PTSD
This page answers some basic questions about the claims process and links to other sources of help.

National Homeless Veteran Call Center

WOVEN—Women Veterans Network
A community of women veterans spanning all ages, services, ranks, experiences and geographies, the network is woven together by a common desire to connect for social support and camaraderie, share information and resources and serve our fellow veterans and local communities.

U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Vietnam Veterans of America, Women Veterans Committee
Reports and information on a wide array of issues important to the women who served in Vietnam and other wars.

Women’s Health USA 2009
An easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families and their communities.

The Women Veterans Health Care Improvement Act of 2009
This legislation authorized a study to assess the physical, mental and reproductive effects of conflict upon women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan VA health care services It will also help the Veterans Administration to provide evidence-based treatment to women with sexual trauma.

VA Pledge to Women Veterans on Women's Equality Day
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki pledged that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will work to ensure the nation upholds its obligation to meet the needs of our veterans—including women veterans.

Veterans and Military Families for Progress
A grassroots organization dedicated to ensuring that the rights and needs of veterans, military service members (including active duty, guard and reserve) and their families are understood by the American public, endorsed by our elected officials, and protected by legislation, regulation and public policy initiatives.

About PTSD
This fact sheet from NAMI contains an explanation of PTSD and general resources that are available.

Department of Defense (DoD) Develops Compensation and Benefits Handbook
The Compensation and Benefits Handbook is the one source of information that covers everything a seriously ill or injured service member will need during his or her recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration, including information on mental health treatment.

Understanding PTSD and Recovery, NAMI's brochure on PTSD
NAMI's brochure on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), its treatment and recovery.

Joining Forces
Joining Forces initiative is a four-part series developed by HealthPartners in Minneapolis, in cooperation with the local public television station and partnering with the AHA. The series is designed to orient people in community hospitals to the kinds of challenges—medical, social and emotional—that veterans and their families face as they return home.

NAMI FaithNet
NAMI FaithNet was established for as a nonthreatening, supportive environment within the faith community for people living with serious mental illness and their families.

The Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by TBI. See their directory of state offices and links to research and legislation.

NAMI Information on Medications
General information and fact sheets for specific medications.