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Online Veterans Resource Center

A Guide to Military and Veterans Affairs at Berkeley College and beyond.

OMVA & Veteran Students iin support of NAMASDAY

      Partnering with Queens College OMVA- One team because its all about Fitness

                         

      

VA Hospitals in NY and NJ

Suicide Prevention/Mental Health

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)                     https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/veterans-crisis-line.asp

Berkeley, OMVA & Veteran Students in Support of Mental Health Awareness

                               

                                               THRIVE Training: Mental Health First Responder Course

                                                               Sponsored by the Office of Military & Veteran Affairs

“The program is particularly helpful for our veterans, many of whom want to give back to veteran-helping organizations and to their communities,” said Agatha Funes, Veteran Program Coordinator, Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. “The training breaks down the stigma associated with mental illness like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders.” She added that many people are affected by mental health conditions each year, and not everyone recognizes the warning signs".

Berkeley reference link: https://newsroom.berkeleycollege.edu/news/berkeley-college-office-of-military-and-veterans-affairs-hosts-thrive-nyc-s-mental-health-first-aid-training

Thrive Reference link: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/thrivelearningcenter/resources/mental-health-first-aid.page

Mental Health & Getting Help

Soldiers in Crisis

A video showing Veterans' Crisis Line responders handling calls in their efforts to deter suicide among veterans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/31/us/31hotline.html