IN THE CASE OF A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, IMMEDIATELY CALL 911.


The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. 

In partnership with Weill Cornell Medical College, one of the nation’s leading mental health care centers, The Headstrong Project has developed a first of its kind, comprehensive treatment program for veterans in need.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma, Grief, and Loss
  • Addiction Treatment

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Videos

What is PTSD?

PTSD Treatment: Know Your Options

“Evidence-based” Treatment: What Does It Mean?

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Prolonged Exposure for PTSD

Prescribing for PTSD: Know Your Options


EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

What kind of problems can EMDR treat?

Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress.  However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and PTSD

  • Panic attacks
  • Complicated grief
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Disturbing memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain disorders
  • Performance anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Addictions
  • Sexual and/or Physical abuse
  • Body dysmorphic disorders
  • Personality Disorders

From the office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its findings from the nation’s most comprehensive analysis of Veteran suicide rates in the United States in which VA examined more than 55 million Veterans’ records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation. The effort advances VA’s knowledge from the previous report in 2012, which was primarily limited to information on Veterans who used VHA health services or from mortality records obtained directly from 20 states and approximately 3 million records...Compared to the data from the 2012 report, which estimated the number of Veteran deaths by suicide to be 22 per day, the current analysis indicates that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died from suicide.

THE REPORT CONCLUDES:

  • Approximately 65 percent of all Veterans who died from suicide in 2014 were 50 years of age or older.
  • Veterans accounted for 18 percent of all deaths from suicide among U.S. adults. This is a decrease from 22 percent in 2010.
  • Since 2001, U.S. adult civilian suicides increased 23 percent, while Veteran suicides increased 32 percent in the same time period. After controlling for age and gender, this makes the risk of suicide 21 percent greater for Veterans.
  • Since 2001, the rate of suicide among U.S. Veterans who use VA services increased by 8.8 percent, while the rate of suicide among Veterans who do not use VA services increased by 38.6 percent.
    • In the same time period, the rate of suicide among male Veterans who use VA services increased 11 percent, while the rate of suicide increased 35 percent among male Veterans who do not use VA services.
    • In the same time period, the rate of suicide among female Veterans who use VA services increased 4.6 percent while the rate of suicide increased 98 percent among female Veterans who do not use VA services.

Full Report: Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans 2001-2014 

Suicide Data Report 2012


The organization and resources listed above are of great benefit to the Veterans in our community. The Speedy Foundation strives to provide an up-to-date list of local suicide prevention and mental health resources. Please reach out with additional resources that you've found beneficial or with feedback on these organizations: info@thespeedyfoundation.org.