Trauma Recovery Resources

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No one likes to talk about mental illness, but therapies and medications work!

AboutFace-USA® 

Offers confidential, one on one peer consultations to veterans, first responders, and their family members - people with PTSD concerns or who want general guidance towards a better path. Call or text 404-862-2141 and ask for Joe. or email joe@aboutface-usa.org . Joe lives in the North Atlanta area (Cumming). We encourage and empower you to turn your lives around for the better. You are currently on our website, check us out and follow us, like us on https://www.facebook.com/aboutfaceusa

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program 1-888-514-5345.  Free two-week residence program offers post-9/11 veterans expert and collaborative care to help heal the invisible wounds of war. Their comprehensive approach combines behavioral health care, including psychiatry and neurology, rehabilitative medicine, wellness, and family support to help you reintegrate and reclaim your life.

NAMI

NAMI  offers education programs, advocate by shaping national policies, and leads mental awareness events and activities.  NAMI has a great website with all kinds of mental health information, from mental illness names, diagnoses criteria, and symptoms to offering classes and support meetings at their local affiliates.  NAMI has a non-emergency HelpLine that can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or email your question or comment to info@nami.org If you have a question that someone else may have already asked it, check out their list of frequently asked questions.

National Center for PTSD

National Center for PTSD 1-800-273-8255.  The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. They work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

PTSD Foundation of America

PTSD Foundation of America, Atlanta Chapter is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post-traumatic stress.  They offer a safe place where no one is judged, everyone is supported, and everything a warrior says or is revealed is confidential within the group.  Warrior & Family Support Group, Every Tuesday @ 7:00PM.  Address:  216 Atlanta Rd. Ste. E, Cumming Ga. 30040

For veterans seriously struggling with life issues, PTSD Foundation of America can, at no cost to you, send you to Camp Home in Houston, Texas. (877) 717-PTSD (7873).  AboutFace-USA®has visited this excellent temporary housing facility for veterans and families. They provide programs, housing, meals, and assists with therapies. Once the veteran is confident and stable, they assist the veteran with transitioning back to civilian life.

The SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center The SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center is a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for active duty or separated service members who have served in the U.S. military since September 11, 2001 and who are experiencing symptoms of or have a diagnosis of mild to moderate brain injury, or concussions and any co-occurring psychological or behavioral health concerns, including post-traumatic stress.  The SHARE Military Initiative provides hope, assistance, support and education to service members and their families during their recovery treatment and beyond.  Get more information about the SHARE admissions process.    If you have additional questions about the program, call 404-603-4314 or email ShareAdmissions@shepherd.org.

Veterans Mental Health Advocacy Council (VMHAC)

The Atlanta VA has a Veterans Mental Health Advocacy Council (VMHAC) that meets every month on the third Wednesday at noon to 1:30 at the VAMC Learning Center. The meetings can be joined via conference call line, 800-767-1750 code: 72398#.  Their purpose is to improve the VA's Mental Health Services and Communications to veterans - and they need volunteers to get involved on the Council. Veterans and or family members and community providers are invited to voice their concerns, compliments and or complaints at these meetings. Email them at atlvamh@gmail.com to be added to their email list so that you can get reminders about the meetings or other events.

Veteran's Heart Georgia

Veteran’s Heart Georgia fosters the healing of veterans of all wars by attending to the spiritual and emotional needs of veterans, their families and our communities.  770-338-7463

Warrior to Citizen (W2C)

Warrior to Citizen (W2C)   The long-term effects of trauma on military service members, veterans and our civilian first responders — the police, firefighters and EMS personnel — cause significant stress that not only affects them, but also their families.  They help these families successfully cope with stress, SAVING MARRIAGES, CAREERS AND LIVES.  W2C programs have been designed by veterans and first responders while collaborating with university and mental health professionals.  This has produced programs proven to make lasting improvements in relationships and family members ability to remain resilient and bounce back from stressors. To see upcoming programs click here.