Mental Health Mission: Resources for Northern Michigan Veterans

We are all indebted to the sacrifice our nation’s heroes make every day. but it’s priceless, including what they often call invisible wounds.

Josh Galle is a Marine Corps veteran and an accredited Veterans Services Officer with the Charlevoix County Veterans Affairs Office. He joined “the four” LIVE to share resources for Northern Michigan veterans in need of mental health care.

A Quick Resource Guide for Veterans with Mental Health Issues and Related Needs:

Crisis Line for Veterans: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1

Veteran Crisis Line Online Chat

Department of Veterans Mental Health Home page

Get help fast Quick Resources

Find VA locations for care and support: Local search

Department of Veterans Affairs Hotline: https://www.va.gov/communitycare/ Phone: 1-877-881-7618 * VA provides care to veterans through community providers when VA cannot provide needed care. Community care is based on specific eligibility criteria, availability of VA care, and each veteran’s needs and circumstances. Community Care is also the resource for those on CHAMPVA.

Department of Veterans Affairs Homelessness Helpline: Homeless Programs Website Phone: 877-424-3838

Kimberly Sawatzki, Department of Veterans Affairs STD Coordinator: Phone: 989-497-2500 ext. 15130

Gaylord VA Community Outpatient Clinic: Phone: 989-732-7525

Traverse City VA Community Outpatient Clinic: Phone: 231-932-9720

Veterinary Center (Traverse City): Phone: 231-935-0051 * VetCenters are community counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including vocational rehabilitation counseling to eligible veterans, active duty members, including the elements of National Guard and Reserve, and their families .

Michigan Veterans Agency: MVAA home page Phone: 1-800-642-4838 *Find a Local Veterans Benefits Advisor

Michigan County Veterans Counselors Association *Find a veterans counselor near you

Charlevoix County Veterans Charlevoix County Veterans Home Page Phone: 231-547-7220, Josh Galle [email protected]

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