We recognize that some scenes in GOING TO WAR may be difficult for those who served, and families that have a family member at war. We offer a few national resources to turn to should you need support from trusted professionals:
Lifeline for Vets
Connects callers to another veteran of America’s armed forces. This hotline is “vets serving vets” and provides needed help to veterans, their friends, and families. It is toll-free and answered by a real person (not a phone tree). Calls taken Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00 CST.
Vet Center Call Center
Looking to talk to a fellow Veteran about your time in the military or transition home? The Vet Center Call Center is a 24/7 confidential place where you can talk to fellow Veterans and get connected to your local VA Vet Center and other services you earned through your service.
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans in crisis and their families and friends can connect to qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Responders are live, not recorded, and can be reached 24/7.
Give an Hour
Give an Hour is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by their time of service by providing counseling and treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and loss and grieving.
Give an Hour does not provide emergency services.
Headstrong offers evidence-based, cost-free, stigma-free, and frictionless mental health treatment for post-9/11 military veterans.
Veterans History Project
For Veterans who want to share their stories, the Library of Congress’s Veteran’s History Project has excellent materials and a proven process for gathering and preserving veterans stories. VHP’s purpose is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of America’s wartime veterans so future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand their selfless service.