Finding strength in the fellowship of other Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our sons and daughters alive by working to help veterans, those currently serving in the military, their families and our communities.
Coping with suicide loss, support groups, education, prevention and “out of the Darkness Walks:
“Coming back home from the front lines of war can be amazingly painful and difficult… Without Stop Soldier Suicide, I would not have known how to begin my life again.”— U.S. Army veteran
When it comes to dealing with grief, it can be a challenge to find the resources we need to educate ourselves and our loved ones on what is happening and how to best keep going forward. Having been down this road, we want to give back. We want to reach out to those who are earlier on this road. We cannot make your pain go away, nor can we provide answers for you. What we can do is help you to find the tools that you need to work through your grief journey.
The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
A healing place for those grieving loss after suicide. Website includes a blog, bookstore, community forum, counseling and a memorial page
Survivors Of Loved Ones to Suicide – including an online group dedicated to PTS/vet suicide.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
At Military OneSource, we have one mission — to connect you to your best MilLife. How can we help you achieve your goals today?
Resources for counseling as well as links for legal help, job help and finding records + support for caregivers / wives.
The Military and Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN) offers peer-based support and services to connect those providing care to service members and veterans living with wounds, illnesses, injuries and or/aging.
Not the same as going to the VA. They do employ many Veteran counselors (but not exclusively). Each Vet Center has an OEF/OIF Outreach person and all of these positions are staffed by OEF/OIF vets. Flexible hours.