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
Department of Veterans Mental Health Home page
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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 County Veterans Counselors Association *Find a veterans counselor near you