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Veterans & Families

Recent studies tell us that nearly a third of veterans who seek care through Veterans Administration (VA) health centers receive mental health diagnoses. NAMI recognizes the need for increased services for veterans and their families. You can visit NAMI Homefront page for resources for families of military service personnel. 

Veterans Living with Severe Mental Illness

NAMI believes that veterans should receive at least the same full range of integrated services within the hospital and upon discharge to the community that are received by people with mental illnesses served by other public systems. These services include: the availability and accessibility of physician's services, state of the art medications, family education and involvement, inpatient and outpatient care, residential treatment, supported housing, assertive community treatment (ACT), psychosocial rehabilitation, peer support, vocational and employment services, and integrated treatment for co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

Veterans' Online Resources

 

Army Resources

These resources and more are available at myarmyonesource.com:

Army Basics

  1. Army Family Team Building, Training for Spouses, Financial Planning in the e-learning portal of www.myarmyonesource.com

Money Matters

  1. Army Emergency Relief for financial assistance www.aerhq.org, Utah number (435) 831-2387
  2. American Legion for financial assistance www.utlegion.org, local number (801) 326-2380
  3. Veterans of Foreign wars for financial assistance www.unmetneeds.com
  4. Militaryonesource.com

Wounded Warrior Program and Survivor Programs

  1. Support for Families and psychologically and/or physically injured Service Members, local number (801) 201-5220, www.aw2.army.mil
  2. Survivor Outreach Services for all branches (801) 432-4153

Employment, Education and Transition Assistance

  1. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), www.esgr.org, local number (801) 432-4536
  2. Army Reserve Employer Partnership (supports other branches as well), local number (801) 656-4133
  3. Transition Assistance Advisor, www.utvethelp.com, local number (801) 432-4937
  4. Department of Workforce Services, Veteran’s Representative, local number (801) 269-4816
  5. The Safety Consortium offers Construction and CDL certification for Veterans, local number (801) 746-2462
  6. Rocky Mountain Veterans Business Council for Veteran business owners and entrepreneurs, local number (435) 649-4372
  7. Salt Lake Community College Veterans Center, (801) 957-4289
  8. Weber State University Veterans Center, (801) 626-6039
  9. School Liaison Officer, Hill Air Force Base, for K-12 Students (801) 775-5960

Legal Assistance

  1. Judge Advocate General, UTNG (801) 432-4322
  2. Utah State Bar, Legal Assistance For Military Personnel and “Tuesday Night Bar” offer free legal consultations, (801) 297-7033.

Child Care and Youth Services

  1. DWS Office of Child Care, (801) 526-4340, Salt Lake City 866-438-4847, Box Elder Area 800-670-1552, Weber/Davis 888-970-0101, Utah/Summit/Wasatch 800-952-8220, Eastern Utah 888-637-4786, Western Utah 888-344-4896
  2. Operation Military Kids/4-H (801) 768-7428
  3. Speak Out for Military Kids (801) 728-9154
  4. Youth Activities Utah National Guard (801) 716-9239
  5. Sesame Street: Talk, Listen, Connect

Home, Family Life and Counseling

  1. Strong Bonds, relationship and individual activities www.strongbonds.org
  2. Family Readiness Groups www.myarmyonesource.com, www.armyfrg.org,
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Military Relations (801) 240-2286
  4. Vet Center counseling and support services (801) 584-1294
  5. The Core Veteran Integration Program offers support, counseling and team building for couples and individuals, 888-8COREVIP, 435-656-CORE
  6. American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces, (801) 831-2017
  7. Child and Family Support Centers (throughout Utah) 877-900-CFSC
  8. Family Assistance Centers throughout Utah supporting all branches www.myarmyonesource.com, local Guard Headquarters (801) 432-4902
  9. Army Community Services, Dugway (435) 831-2278
  10. Army Reserve Family Readiness, www.myarmyonesource.com services locator
  11. www.jointservicessupport.org

 

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NAMI Utah
1600 West 2200 South, Suite #202
West Valley City, UT 84119
(801) 323-9900

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If you have an emergency, please call 911 and ask for a CIT officer. If you are dealing with an urgent situation, please call the Behavioral Health Authority Crisis Line for your county. The Salt Lake County UNI Crisis Line is 801-587-3000. 

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you love is in need of suicide prevention support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or visit the website for more info.

suicidepreventionlifeline.org