John E. Mundt, Ph.D    Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Useful Resources & Links for Veterans (& those supporting them)

GOVERNMENT LINKS

www.va.gov                                          Veterans Administration's main website
www.ptsd.va.gov                                 National Center for PTSD  (many good resources for clinicians, veterans and families)
www.realwarriors.net                         Real Warriors Campaign, created by the Defense Centers of Excellence
www.dcoe.health.mil                          Defense Centers of Excellence website 
www.tricare.mil                                     TRICARE main website
www.centerforthestudyoftraumaticstress.org    Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
www.dvbic.org                                     Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center,created by the Defense Centers of Excellence



GENERALLY USEFUL WEBSITES for VETERANS, MILITARY, their FAMILIES, and their CLINICIANS

www.vets4vets.us                                        Vets 4 Vets (OEF/OIF peer support)
www.cominghomeproject.net                   Coming Home Project  (retreats for vets, families and providers)
www.woundedwarriorproject.org              Wounded Warrior Project
www.militaryonesource.com                     Military OneSource
www.mhngs.com                                         Managed Health Networks Government Services
http://iava.org                                                 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American
www.giveanhour.org                                   Give an Hour
www.afterdeployment.org                          After Deployment   ("wellness resources for the military community")
www.nmcrs.org                                            Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
www.milawear.com                                     Mil-a-wear  (job training/ product retail website)
www.eagala.org                                           Equine-Assisted Growth & Learning Association (equine-assisted psychotherapy)
www.sofarusa.org                                       Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists  (SOFAR)
www.killology.com                                       Killology Research Group (website of Lt. Col. D. Grossman, author of "On Killing")
www.soldiersheart.net                               Soldier's Heart  (website of Edward Tick, author of "War & The Soul")
www.thesoldiersproject.org                      The Soldiers Project
www.kylehs.com                                         Website of Kyle Hausmann-Stokes, Iraq veteran and filmmaker
www.jasonsbox.com                                  A foundation that sends care packages and other needed support to our troops overseas
www.fromhelltohere.com                           Website for short film "From Hell To Here" by filmmaker Rachell Shapiro, which focuses on PTSD



REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS  (see here for local support, and for  some great ideas & creative solutions!)

www.saveavet.us                                         Save-A-Vet   (Illinois)   (health care assistance for veterans outside of VA system)
www.myspace.com/independantvets      Independent Veterans Society of Indiana  (NW Indiana)
www.vetartproject.com                                Vet Art Project    (Illinois)
www.veteransheartgeorgia.org                 Veterans Heart Georgia  (Georgia)
www.careforthetroops.org                          Care For The Troops (Georgia)
www.headwayofwny.org                             Headway of Western New York  (New York)   (TBI resource)
www.pvmsec.org                                         Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center  (Pennsylvania)
www.psychologyclinic.duq.edu                 Duquesne University Psychology Clinic (Military Services)  (Pennsylvania)
www.returningveterans.org                        Returning Veterans Project  (Oregon/Washington)


 
                                                                       RECOMMENDED READING LIST

Books for clinicians working with warzone trauma (and for veterans and their families)
 
Cantrell, Bridget C. & Chuck Dean   Down Range to Iraq and Back    (2005)
Cantrell, Bridget C. & Chuck Dean   Once a Warrior:  Wired for Life   (2007)
Grossman, Lt. Col. Dave    On Killing (The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society)   (1995)
Grossman, Lt. Col. Dave, with Loren W. Christensen   On Combat (The Psychology & Physiology
                  of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace)  (2004)
Herman, Judith     Trauma and Recovery  (1992)
Hoge, Charles W.  Once A Warrior Always A Warrior  (2010)
Lagouranis, Tony & Allen Mikaelian   Fear Up Harsh:  An Army Interrogator's Dark Journey Through Iraq  (2007)
Nakashima Brock, Rita & Gabriella Lettini Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War (2012)
O'Brien, Tim  The Things They Carried (1990)
Sager, Mike    Wounded Warriors:  Those For Whom the War Never Ends  (2008)
Shay, Jonathan  Achilles in Vietnam   (1994)
Shay, Jonathan  Odysseus in America (2002)
Squier Kraft, Heidi   Rule Number Two:  Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital  (2007)
Tick, Edward    War and the Soul  (2005)


Other books that mental health clinicians may find interesting & useful:

Epstein, Mark   Thoughts Without A Thinker   (1995)
Shenk, Joshua Wolf    Lincoln's Melancholy  (2005)
Strong, Marilee   A Bright Red Scream  (1998)
Wicks, Robert J.    Riding The Dragon (10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times)    (2003)
Willer, Jan   The Beginning Psychotherapist's Companion   (2009)
 



In his capacity as a professional speaker/trainer, Dr. Mundt is not representing the Veterans Administration, and speaking engagements and training events occur separately from his role as a psychologist working for the VA.    In his seminars, and on this website, all views and opinions expressed  are his own.  The listing of a website or link here does not represent an endorsement of the organization by Dr. Mundt unless specifically stated, and you are encouraged to make your own inquiries.






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