Chapter 1: Introducing Make the Connection
Make the Connection provides resources for Veterans and encourages positive conversations about Veterans’ mental health. By enabling contact with other Veterans who faced challenges and found paths to recovery, Make the Connection shows Veterans that they are not alone and that effective help is available.
Resources for Clinicians Working With Veterans
Community Provider Toolkit – This VA site features key tools to support the mental health services you provide to Veterans. You can find information on connecting with VA and understanding military culture and experience, as well as tools for working with a variety of mental health conditions. http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders/
National Center for PTSD – This VA resource contains training materials, information, and tools based on the latest PTSD research to help providers and researchers with assessment and treatment. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/index.asp
MentalHealth.VA.gov – Make the Connection is a national campaign from VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, within the Veterans Health Administration. You can find more information on additional programs and campaigns from the office online. http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov