Are you in need of a Battle Buddy check?
Please contact the Battle Buddy Response Team, The American Legion or VFW, who can put you in contact with a local Veteran you can talk to. If you are feeling overwhelmed, your Battle Buddy has been in your shoes.
Please, don't wait. Contact them now. They are ready and willing to help.
Battle Buddies App - https://youmatter-notalone.org/battle-buddies “A simple means to connect a distressed veteran or soldier to their brother and sister in arms. In a press of a button, any veteran or active service member will be connected to their armed sisters and brothers. It takes away the shame of asking for help and provides hope in a time when you may feel hopeless. We thank you for your service."
American Military Family (AMF) - https://americanmilitaryfamily.org "American Military Family (AMF) provides veterans and their families with assistance, whether it be emotional, physical, mental or financial, for their missing, suicidal, displaced or struggling Hero. We are here to aide in their road to recovery and subsequent success. Our Goal: STOP VETERAN & FIRST RESPONDERS SUICIDE. To engage fellow veterans to reach out to other struggling battle buddies; to educate communities and businesses that will educate civilians about the needs and issues facing our veterans and their families; to form a coalition of combat veterans and families who will strengthen and empower one another."
Call Sign 22 ~ https://www.callsign22.com “Callsign 22 is a platform addressing the root causes of poor mental health outcomes in veterans. Our goal is to build community and social connectedness through social media challenges and raise money for causes we believe in.”
Guard Your Buddy - https://guardyourbuddy.com (855)435-7492 "Guard Your Buddy is a joint effort by the Tennessee National Guard, The Jason Foundation, Inc. and E4 Health to give men, women and families anytime, anywhere access to critical life resources, on-demand counseling and on-call suicide prevention." Originally designed for the Tennessee National Guard, but can be used by any Veteran, and an app can be downloaded to your Android or Apple phone.
Vets4Warriors - https://www.vets4warriors.com (855)838-8255 "Vets4Warriors, housed at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care National Call Center in New Jersey, is a one-of-a-kind 24/7 peer support network. Originally supported by the National Guard Bureau and the U.S. Department of Defense, today Vets4Warriors operates independently of the U.S. military, complementing official government resources available to service members and veterans. We are committed to ensuring that all veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers always have direct and immediate access to a peer who understands their life experiences and the challenges they face, and can provide support whenever they confront an issue, wherever they are in the world. We serve veterans of all generations and the entire military community, from those who just put on a uniform, to the caregiver of a veteran who has long since stopped wearing a uniform."
Also let them know your available and willing to be a Battle Buddy!!!