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Guard Your Health is a resource for Army National Guard Soldiers and family members. Find health-related tools and information. Hear from fellow Soldiers and Families. Make medical readiness part of your personal mission.

Community Support Network

Guard Your Health collaborates with federal, military, and not-for-profit organizations that support the program’s mission. The collaboration helps to connect Army National Guard Soldiers and families with health-related programs, resources, and information in their communities.

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Active Minds

Active Minds is the leading not-for-profit organization that empowers college students to speak openly about behavioral health in order to educate others and provide support. Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma surrounding behavioral health concerns, and create a comfortable environment for open conversation on more than 400 campuses nationwide.

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American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is an international professional membership organization with approximately 1,500 members, including psychiatrists, faculty, primary care professionals, residents, and medical students who are dedicated to influencing policy and practice in Addiction Psychiatry. AAAP provides an abundance of resources tailored for patients and families.

American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

The American Academy of Audiology is made up of more than 12,000 individuals who are dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

American Association of Suicidology

American Association of Suicidology

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide.  AAS advances suicide prevention through research, education, and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the leader in the fight against suicide. The organization funds research, offers educational programs, advocates for public policy, and supports those affected by suicide at 75 local chapters nationwide.

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American Sexual Health Association

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) promotes the sexual health of individuals, families, and communities. ASHA educates the general public, professionals, and policy makers on healthy sexual behaviors and relationships in order to prevent adverse health outcomes.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Anxiety and Depression Association of America is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety and mood disorders and PTSD through education, training, and research. The organization’s mission focuses on improving patient outcomes and quality of life for children and adults affected by these disorders.

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Armed Services YMCA

The Armed Services YMCA exists to make military life easier. The organization works closely with the Defense Department and installation commanders to tailor their programming to meet the greatest needs of service members and families. Their services and programs focus largely on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Army Wife Network

Army Wife Network provides interactive empowerment for Army wives. The organization connects Army wives and families through its website which offers featured columns, blogs, weekly Army Wife Talk Radio podcasts, resource database, post directory, and social media galore. Army Wife Network’s core team members are also available for speaking engagements.

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Aurora Foundation

The Aurora Foundation supports Veterans as they transition from military service to civilian life. The organization provides funding for academic programs and hands-on internships that support student Veterans.

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Birdies for the Brave

Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative supported by the PGA TOUR and its affiliates. The organization is dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to service members and their families. Birdies for the Brave includes military appreciation activities during more than 65 PGA TOUR tournaments annually, as well as hosts events across the U.S. to support 11 military homefront groups.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding scientific grants towards research that will ultimately enable people to live full, happy, and productive lives.

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Brainline Military

BrainLine.org provides resources and information about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. BrainLineMilitary.org is a companion website that focuses specifically on the needs of service members, Veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and their families.

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Center for Brain Health

The Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas and its Brain Performance Institute™ are dedicated to developing and delivering effective, evidence-based programs to build brain resilience and health in service members, Veterans, military spouses, and caregivers. Together they work to eliminate the stigma associated with PTSD and TBI and offer scientifically proven training and treatment programs to address invisible injuries of war.

Center for Veterans Issues

Center for Veterans Issues

The Center for Veterans Issues helps Veterans adjust to civilian life. The organization offers programs and resources that address the challenges of PTSD, traumatic brain injury, unemployment, financial stress, and more.

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness is an interactive website that offers evidence-based programs and practices for military families and those working with military families. Their Resource Center for Obesity Prevention develops, implements, and evaluates programs that promote a healthy lifestyle for the entire family.

Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (CAUSE)

Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (CAUSE)

Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (CAUSE) organizes programs that promote recreation, relaxation, and resiliency for wounded, ill, and injured members of the military and those supporting their recovery.

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Corporate America Supports You

Corporate America Supports You provides assistance and services to facilitate job placement for transitioning service members and Veterans. The organization’s goal is to eliminate unemployment among military populations.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides hope, support, and information to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. Led by individuals living with depression or bipolar disorder, the organization’s vision, mission, and programming are informed through personal experience. DBSA offers free, peer-led support groups, as well as online tools and resources.

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EyeSmart®

The EyeSmart® public awareness program, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is a trusted source for accurate, timely, and relevant eye health information. EyeSmart educates the public about the importance of eye health and empowers them to preserve healthy vision. EyeSmart provides trusted and medically accurate information about eye diseases, conditions, and injuries.

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Faces & Voices of Recovery

Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to supporting the 23 million Americans currently in recovery from alcohol and drug addictions. The organization helps individuals access recovery programs and networks, and raises general awareness through advocacy, education, and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.

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FOCUS

FOCUS provides resiliency training to military children and families. The program helps military families overcome challenges, communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together. FOCUS is available at military installations and in civilian communities.

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Foundation for a Drug-Free World

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. The Foundation’s Truth About Drugs campaign consists of simple, effective activities that encourage drug-free living. Their network of volunteers has held tens of thousands of drug awareness events since the campaign began.

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Give an Hour

Give an Hour  is a national nonprofit organization providing free behavioral health services to members of the military, Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities. Currently, Give an Hour has approximately 7,000 providers across the nation. In addition to counseling, providers also consult to schools, first responders, employers, and community organizations.

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Grace After Fire

Grace After Fire is a team of women Veterans that assists in transitioning women Veterans from the military into the civilian community by providing means to gain knowledge, insight, and self-renewal. The organization conducts these efforts through weekly peer-to-peer groups, offering outreach resource referrals, and hosting women Veteran and family events throughout the year.

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HeadsUpGuys

HeadsUpGuys is a web-based resource focused on supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success. The project was created in partnership with the Movember Foundation and The University of British Columbia.

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Healthy Dining

Healthy Dining provides individuals with resources to find the best restaurant choices for their dietary goals. The organization’s signature website, HealthyDiningFinder.com, enables millions of nutrition-conscious restaurant diners, as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity, to easily find dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining choices at restaurants coast to coast.

Hearing Loss Association of America

Hearing Loss Association of America

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss and their families. HLAA works to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.

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Heroes on the Water

As a national nonprofit with chapters across the country, Heroes on the Water helps service members, Veterans, and their families reduce stress and reintegrate into home life. The organization organizes free stress relief events, such as therapeutic fishing and kayaking trips, for members of the military community.

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Homefront United Network

The Homefront United Network is an online community designed to help National Guard and reserve spouses and families manage the challenges of military life. The website shares resources such as links about deployment, behavioral health, health care, employment, education, and financial assistance.

Hope For The Warriors

Hope For The Warriors®

Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for post-9/11 service members, Veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.

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Human Animal Bond Research Institute

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) is a non-profit research and education organization that funds research on the health benefits of pets, and aims to inform the public about the positive role of companion animals. HABRI’s mission is to establish the vital role of companion animals in the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. HABRI’s website includes information on the physical and psychological benefits of companion animals for those with PTSD, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Know Your Dose

KnowYourDose.org is a consumer and patient education campaign dedicated to ensuring the safe use of medicines that contain acetaminophen to prevent unintentional overdose.

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KnowYourOTCs.org

KnowYourOTCs.org is a resource designed to give consumers the information and tools they need to safely use, store, and dispose of over-the-counter medicines.

Livestrong Foundation

LIVESTRONG Foundation

LIVESTRONG’s mission is to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. Since 1997, the organization has helped cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers with their practical, physical, and emotional needs through cancer support services. LIVESTRONG’s programs focus on new and innovative solutions to make day-to-day challenges easier for those affected by cancer.

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Man Therapy

Offering a humorous approach and available 24/7, Man Therapy provides men with a virtual appointment with the fictional therapist, Dr. Rich Mahogany. By using a no-nonsense approach combined with digital tools, Man Therapy meets men where they are and helps them tackle the behavioral health concerns that life sends their way, like stress, anger, anxiety, and substance use.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living positive, healthier lives. The organization is committed to promoting behavioral health as a critical part of overall wellness through prevention services, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it with recovery as the goal.

Military Child Education Coalition

Military Child Education Coalition

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a non-profit organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for America’s military-connected children. MCEC recognizes that mobility, family separation, and transition impact the children of our nation’s service members and Veterans, and works to support them by conducting research and developing resources to meet their needs.

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network

The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network eliminates unemployment in the military community. The not-for-profit organization offers trainings, job placement solutions, and no-cost services to all military-affiliated and retired military spouses.

Military Spouses of Strength

Military Spouses of Strength

Military Spouses of Strength is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the health and overall wellness of military spouses and their families. The organization provides resources, programming, education and awareness initiatives in the areas of mind, body, and spirit.

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Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy is a program designed to support Veterans coping with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, or another behavioral health concern. The program, which is sponsored by the not-for-profit organization Give Back Yoga Foundation, offers free resources for Veterans and trains yoga teachers to work with Veterans.

National Association for Health and Fitness

National Association for Health and Fitness

The National Association for Health and Fitness aims to improve the quality of life for all individuals in the United States. Founded under the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in 1979, the organization promotes fitness, sports, and healthy lifestyles and advocates for quality physical education in schools and the workplace.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization. NASADAD’ s purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every State.

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National Family Resiliency Center

The National Family Resiliency Center provides educational programs and clinical services to families experiencing a transition, such as marriage, separation, divorce, deployment, and more. The organization offers individual and/or group therapy for children and teens, working with parents to help them reach child-focused parent agreements.

National Guard Educational Foundation

National Guard Educational Foundation

The National Guard Educational Foundation preserves the history and heritage of the National Guard of the United States for present and future generations.  The organization achieves this through the National Guard Memorial Museum the National Guard Memorial Library, the DRS Guardian Scholarship Program, and educational programs and initiatives for the Citizen-Soldier.

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National Hearing Test

The National Hearing Test is a telephone-based screening for hearing loss. The test is private and available nationwide. Individuals can take the test in ten minutes from any landline phone and receive the results at the end of the call.

National Military Family Association

National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association (NMFA) is dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. NMFA strengthens and protects families through its advocacy and programs, including spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families. The organization serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded, or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA.

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Our Military Kids

Our Military Kids provides support and recognition to military children of deployed National Guard and Reserve members, along with children of wounded and fallen warriors from all branches of service. The organization provides grants to children ages 3-17 to pay for fees associated with athletic, fine arts, and tutoring programs.

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Oxygen365

Oxygen365 and the campaign’s parent organization, Stronger Families, provide helpful tips and resources to help strengthen marriages and families. Through live seminars and other online resources, they equip individuals with tools that support a strong family and thriving, healthy marriage.

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Project Welcome Home Troops

Project Welcome Home Troops provides workshops and resources on stress relief, breathing, and meditation for Veterans and service members. The workshops focus on decreasing service members’ stress, anxiety, and sleep concerns, while increasing resilience, empowerment, and self-awareness.

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Reserve Aid

Reserve Aid provides financial support to Reservists and National Guard members who are currently deployed or who have recently returned from deployment. National Guardsman and Reservists in need can apply for aid to pay bills such as rent/mortgage, utilities, car insurance, telephone, and more.

 

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Returning Veterans Project

Returning Veterans Project is comprised of more than 180 local health care practitioners who volunteer by offering free confidential services to post-9/11 Veterans, service members, and their families in Oregon and Southwest Washington. For ten years the organization has provided counseling, chiropractic and naturopathic care, acupuncture, and massage services.

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Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Screening for Mental Health, Inc., the pioneer of large-scale behavioral health screening for the public, provides innovative behavioral health and substance abuse resources, linking those in need with quality treatment options. Our programs, offered online and in-person, educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for common behavioral health disorders and suicide.

 

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Stop Soldier Suicide

Stop Soldier Suicide provides case management to help Veterans of any service branch or service era achieve empowerment in their life beyond the military. The organization offers a network of resources to support and empower Veterans to help eliminate the negative feelings that can lead to suicide.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public about suicide prevention. The organization began as an all-volunteer, grassroots group of passionate survivors who believed suicide should not be a taboo topic. SAVE provides resources and support for survivors, as well as individuals coping with the loss of a loved one.

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Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The organization provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.

Team Red, White and Blue

Team Red, White and Blue

Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), a not-for-profit organization, works to enrich the lives of our nation’s Veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team RWB has chapters and communities throughout the country that host events and activities.

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Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is a not-for-profit organization that unites the skills and experiences of military Veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Since its creation in 2010, Team Rubicon has responded to more than 80 disasters, both domestically and internationally.

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The Campaign to Change Direction

The Campaign to Change Direction, a national initiative to change the culture of behavioral health in America, encourages Americans to care for their emotional well-being just as they do their physical well-being. Change Direction is led by Give an Hour and addresses common barriers to understanding behavioral health, including raising awareness about the Five Signs that may indicate someone is suffering emotionally and needs help: change in personality, agitation, withdrawal, decline in personal care, and hopelessness.

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The JED Foundation

The JED Foundation’s mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among young adults and college students.

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The Soldiers Project

The Soldiers Project is committed to providing behavioral health care for military service members and their loved ones, as well as educating the general public on how the invisible wounds of war affect those who serve, their loved ones, and our communities. The organization provides free, confidential behavioral health counseling services to those who have served in the military after September 11, 2001.

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Together Counts

Together Counts™ is a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living among school-aged children and their families. It was started by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help reduce cases of obesity by encouraging positive and permanent lifestyle changes.

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Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in the military. The organization’s range of services include peer-based support, case work assistance, online communities, community grief resources, retreats, and national/regional survivor seminars for adults and children. Trained professionals are on call 24/7 because TAPS understands that grief doesn’t follow a normal ‘business day’ schedule. The Survivor Helpline (800-959-TAPS) provides information referral and a listening ear when needed the most.

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Truth Initiative

Truth Initiative is dedicated to achieving a culture where all young adults reject tobacco. The organization speaks, seeks, and spreads the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement. The Truth Initiative helped bring teen cigarette use down from 23 percent in 2000 to seven percent in 2015.

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UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center developed FOCUS, a resiliency training program for military families. Through combining research with direct services, the Resilience Center focuses on creating strong families and healthy lives. The FOCUS program is available at UCLA and at community partner agencies in California, Illinois, New York, and Virginia.

United Through Reading

United Through Reading

United Through Reading offers service members who are deployed, training, or on active duty the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to their children at home, easing the stress of separation, maintaining positive emotional connections, encouraging early childhood literacy, and cultivating a love of reading. In 2014, with the help of more than 500 volunteers, United Through Reading served more than 100,000 beneficiaries, at nearly 200 recording locations around the world.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit organization comprised of Veterans and service members from active, National Guard, and reserve forces. The organization aims to foster camaraderie among Veterans and ensure they are recognized for their achievements.

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Vets4Warriors

Vets4Warriors provides 24/7, confidential free peer support to service members, Veterans, members of the National Guard and reserves, and families. Those seeking support can connect with a fellow Veteran by calling 855-838-8255 or chatting online at www.vets4warriors.com.