Login |

Veterans In Crisis

Confidential Support for Vets in Crisis. The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support to Veterans in crisis, as well  as their family and friends 24/7. Call 1-800-273-8255, chat online, or text 838255.


Homeless Veterans

Mayslake Ministries

A safe, secure

 Environment

Being with others  who

“get it”

Time and processes to

reconnect with God

New insights

and understandings of your

own unique experience

MAYSLAKE VIDEOS

 

Food Pantry

 

 Jesse Brown

 

 

 

 

Greater Chicago Food Pantry

 

 

 

 

Locate A Hero

Fortnight for Freedom

UPWORTHY PTSD VIDEO

25th Anniversary of ADA

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The ADA insures that all persons with disabilities have equal access to services, housing, programs (public and private), etc. http://ada25chicago.org

ADA25CHICAGO

Archdiocese For The Military Services, USA

PO Box 4469, Washington, DC 20017 

P. 202.719.3600 - F: 202.269.9022


MISSION

The Archdiocese for the Military Services was created by Pope John Paul II to provide the Catholic Church's full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces. This includes more than 220 installations in 29 countries, patients in 153 V.A. Medical Centers, and federal employees serving outside the boundaries of the USA in 134 countries. Numerically, the AMS is responsible for more than 1.8 million men, women, and children.

Family Empowerment Network

 TitleCategory 
Family Empowerment NetworkFor Veterans/Families/CaregiversDownload
Hines VA HospitalSuicide PreventionDownload

LOSS Prog. - Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide

Mayslake Ministries - Fostering the Spiritual Life

MAYSLAKE MINISTRIES is offering a FREE Retreat for Veterans and their significant other. November 18-20, 2016, Siena Retreat Center, Racine WI. The retreat focuses on healing and reconciliation. Please call Mayslake Ministries, 630-268-9000, for more information and registration details. Or visit their website at www.mayslakeministries.org


Mayslake Ministries offers a parish based spiritual support program

for parents and spouses of military deployed overseas. 


 

Blue Elephant Project

 

 

Grief and Loss Resources for Children and Teens

National Center for PTSD

PTSD
If you are a Veteran or member of a Veteran's family, it is possible that you may have experienced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD has four types of symptoms: reliving the event, avoiding situations that remind you of the event; feeling numb and feeling keyed up. If you would like to learn more or take a PTSD screen, visit the National Center for PTSD.

Treatments
Counseling and medication are the two main types of treatment for PTSD. However not all counseling has been proven equally effective. According the National Center for PTSD, the evidence based research supports the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the most effective treatment. This typically involves meeting with your therapist once a week for 3-6 months.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a CBT in which you learn skills to better understand how a trauma changed your thoughts and feelings. It will help you identify trauma related thoughts and change them so they are less distressing. Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy is a CBT in which you talk about your trauma repeatedly until the memories are no longer upsetting. To learn more about PTSD, treatments, research and get the PTSD coach application, visit www.ptsd.va.gov .

Veterans Links

 


Arlington National Cemetery

Remember - Honor - Explore


Mailing Address

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia 22211
 
Toll Free Calls
1-877-907-8585
 
Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST
 
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

 

MSIllinois.org