FOR IMMEDIATE HELP call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.
Give an Hour provides care and support for those who might not otherwise receive it by harnessing the skill, expertise and generosity of volunteer mental health professional across the country. Since 2005, Give an Hour has focused on providing free mental health care to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans, and their families. To learn more or find a licensed provider in your area, visit giveanhour.org
Department of Veterans Affairs
If you are experiencing mental health challenges, or suspect a family member would benefit from talking to a mental health provider, VA offers ways to help. Veterans and their family members can connect with support through in-person appointments at local VA facilities, telehealth sessions, and online resources. Learn more at mentalhealth.va.gov
For those local to the Columbia, SC area, you can contact the Columbia VA Health Care System at (803) 647-5829 or visit columbasc.va.gov.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors offers compassionate care and resources to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. To date, TAPS has assisted over 80,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers. If you are a survivor or want to help, visit taps.org.