Information for Military Personnel & Their Families
In recognition of the contribitions made by the Armed Forces of the United States – – The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves – – the New York State Office of Mental Health thanks military personnel and their families for their dedicated service.
We are proud to offer outreach, information and referral services, and counseling to support service members, their families, and veterans during deployment, reintegration, and post–deployment periods.
OMH has published many brochures, toolkits, and items that address issues involving military personnel and veterans such as depression, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder.
JBFCS Home Again: Veterans and Families Initiative
Home Again Veterans and Families Initiative of JBFCS trains community service providers who work directly with veterans; the trainers - one of whom are veterans - are specially trained in how community providers can understand the strengths of military service and how to translate that in to civilian situations - employment, education, family stabilization and mental health care. Our training team also includes a clinician with expertise in evidence-based trauma treatment. Home Again addresses assumptions about military service that impede reintegration and success post service. They dispel myths about veterans so that the providers will be veteran-friendly and effective.
Home Again trained over 800 providers in New York City in the last year, including those who provide educational opportunities, stable housing, substance use counseling, job readiness, family stabilization services and mental health interventions.
For more information about our program or to schedule a training, please call 212-632-4485 or visit our website at homeagainveterans.com.
Links to other resources
- After Deployment: Wellness Resources for the Military Community
- Community Provider Toolkit
The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed an online Community Provider Toolkit aimed at delivering support, therapeutic tools, and resources to community providers treating Veterans for mental health concerns.
- Defense Centers of Excellence For Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury
A resource center that provides information and resources about psychological health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury.
- Mental Health Resources Available for Veterans in New York State
- Military Onesource
- My Army Life Too, your connection to the Army Integrated Family Support Network
- National Military Family Association
- Naval Center Combat Operational Stress Control
- NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs: National Guard
- NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs
- NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs Newsletter
- NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs What's Next Brochure
- NYS Veterans Health
- Real Warriors: Reaching out makes a Real Difference
- Thank our troops and their families for the service and sacrifices that they have made.
- U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: Mental Health
- U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care
- Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans, Service members and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online.
- Children's Videos
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, and the New York State Office of Mental Health have partnered over the years to produce materials for children and their families to help them cope with whatever life might throw their way.
- Florence and Robert A. Rosen Family Wellness Center
This center provides no-cost, confidential behavioral health services to military and law enforcement families.
- Military Child Education Coalition
A 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, MCEC is a model of positive leadership and advocacy. Its work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
- Operation Military Kids
The U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support the children and youth impacted by deployment.
- Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists
SOFAR NY serves the extended families of National Guard and military Reservists by providing community outreach, mental health support, and education services--with complete confidentiality and at no charge. The all-voluntary organization is comprised of licensed mental health and business professionals. SOFAR NY is an acronym for "Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists". It is an active member of the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of New York and cooperates with a variety of other organizations in the New York area, including the Advanced Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy at the New York University Postdoctoral Program, Central Synagogue, and the Mental Health Association. We participate in programs organized by the military before, during and post-deployment. (212) 561-6702
- U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: Kids
U.S. Military Branches of Service
Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Community Outreach and Public Education Office.