U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense.gov supports the overall mission of the DOD by providing official, timely, and accurate information about defense policies, organizations, functions, and operations.
AfterDeployment.org offers modularized content for service members and their families on common post-deployment issues such as substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), living with physical injuries, employment issues, and reconnecting with family and friends. Users can take assessments, view video-based testimonials, and immerse in narrator-guided workshops.
Best Hearing Health
Hearing problems are two of the biggest health issues the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps veterans with. According to the VA, hearing loss affects more than 28 million Americans, including more than half of people over the age of 75. Hearing problems, including tinnitus, which is a ringing or noise that originates in the head are the most prevalent service-connected disability among veterans, reports the VA.
Brainlinemilitary provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury (TBI) to veterans, service members, and their families.
Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP)
The Center for Deployment Psychology trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide the high-quality care necessary to address the deployment-related needs of military personnel and their families.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
CSTS pioneers research in neuroscience and the neurobiology of stress to inform prevention, treatment, and resiliency-based interventions for trauma-induced disorders, especially PTSD and the risk and protective factors for suicide.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) – MyPay website
The MyPay website, sponsored by DFAS, gives each soldier and his or her family access to information about the service member’s pay and Leave and Earning Statements (LES) 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
www.dvbic.org/friends-family (friends and family section)
www.dvbic.org/tbi-basics (TBI basics)
DVBIC serves active duty military and veterans with TBI, and their family members, through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs.
Deployment Health Clinical Center, DHCC
PDHealth.mil, the website of the DHCC, is designed to assist clinicians in the delivery of post-deployment health care by fostering a trusting partnership between military men and women, veterans, their families, and their health care providers to ensure the highest quality care for those who make sacrifices in the world’s most hazardous workplace.
Family Caregiver Curriculum
DVBIC’s Family Caregiver Curriculum is for caregivers of service members and veterans with moderate to severe TBI. There are four modules in the curriculum, ranging from specific information about TBI and becoming a caregiver to how to access services and benefits. There are print versions of the guides as well as webcasts that can be viewed online.
InTransition provides transition services to service members and veterans receiving mental health treatment who are moving between health care systems or providers (e.g., moving from active duty to veteran status).
Military OneSource is a free service, provided by the DOD for active duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. The service is private and confidential, with few exceptions. Among other things, services include obtaining contact with military installation family advocacy programs, military benefits, and local resources for military families.
Military Pathways provides anonymous mental health self-assessments for family members and military personnel in all branches including National Guard and Reserves.
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE)
The NICoE is a DOD institute dedicated to providing cutting-edge health evaluation, treatment planning, and education for service members and their families dealing with the complex interactions of mild traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions.
National Resource Directory (NRD)
The National Resource Directory is a website for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration.
Real Warriors Campaign
Real Warriors is a multimedia public awareness campaign that encourages help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans, and military families coping with invisible wounds. Launched by DCoE, the campaign is an integral part of the DOD’s overall effort to reduce the stigma associated with psychological health concerns.
Traumatic Brain Injury: The Journey Home
A project of the Center for Excellence in Medical Multimedia, and sponsored by the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office, this website provides an informative, sensitive exploration of TBI, and includes information for patients, family members, and caregivers.
TRICARE is the health care program serving service members, retirees, and their families worldwide.
Turbo TAP is the DOD’s official website, providing information and resources for service members about transitioning from military service through the Transition Goals Plans Success (GPS), or Transition GPS program (formerly known as TAP).