Check out this article we were mentioned in by our project officer Jayne Berube on page 22-23:

“Reaching Veterans through Rural Health Networks”

5 Things Not To Say To A Veteran

“So, did you ever kill anyone?”  It is not a question you would ask a police officer, but it is one that many veterans get all the time.  Most people have good intentions, but that does not seem to be enough to guide people in what to say and what not to say to a returning veteran.  It has become commonplace to say, “Thank you for your service,” but then what?

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Locations

Roudebush VA Medical Center
1481 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Bowen Center
850 N. Harrison
Warsaw, IN 46580
Tuesday’s 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Centerstone of Indiana
152 East US Highway 52
Rushville, IN 46173
Thursday’s 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Centerstone of Indiana
720 North Marr Road
Columbus, IN 47201
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Centerstone of Indiana
1315 Hillcrest Road
Bedford, IN 47421
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Community Howard Regional Health
322 North Main St.
Kokomo, IN 46901
Thursday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Four County Counseling Center
1015 Michigan Avenue
Logansport, IN 46947
Wednesday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hamilton Center, Inc.
431 E. Main Street
Bloomfield, IN 47424
Monday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wabash Valley Alliance
480 Darlington Avenue
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

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Veterans living in rural Indiana locations who want to contact the VA about VA healthcare services may call 317-988-2906.

 

Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families

In 2008, VA introduced a new mental health handbook that provides guidelines for VA hospitals and clinics across the US. The new handbook specifies exactly what mental health services VA hospitals and clinics are required to offer to Veterans and their families. The requirements differ depending on the size and type of VA hospital or clinic but apply across the entire VA system. This brochure is a shorter, simplified version of the handbook intended for the general public. If you are a Veteran, Veteran family member, member of a Veterans Service Organization, or member of another group interested in VA mental health care, you can use this handbook to learn what mental health services your local or regional VA health care facility has pledged to provide to Veterans.

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/MHG_English.pdf

IVBHN Elearning Hub

 Here is a list of the currently  available FREE classes from ASPIN - IVBHN

Addressing Military Sexual Trauma in a Community Setting

Remote PTSD: Drone Pilots and the Impact of Secondary Exposure

From Helmets to Heels

Family Issues Facing Returning Veterans

Behavioral Health Challenges for Veterans

Military Culture and Terminology

Veteran’s Behavioral Health Issues Related to Deployment: PTSD