Information on TBI & PTSD Symptoms & Treatment
For service members in transition
A voluntary program to support you as you move between health care systems or providers.
Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury
Establishes Department of Defense standards for TBI care. DCoE also provides education and community outreach.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
Serves active duty military, family members and veterans with TBI. The website brainline.org has information on preventing, treating, and living with a brain injury.
Brain Injury Association
Provides information, education and support for the 5.3 million Americans living with TBI. Call toll-free at 1-800-444-6443.
Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury Brochure
Explains what can happen after a concussion, how to recover, and where to get help.
Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
General information on TBI from the Brain Injury Association of America.
Mental Health America
Provides mental health information, education and advocacy.
Resources for veterans, active duty military members, and their families. Includes information on TBI/PTSD, how to obtain VA benefits, online discussion groups and more.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides an overview of TBI, leading causes, signs and symptoms, and long-term outcomes.
Resources for Transitioning Service Members & Their Families
Always a Soldier
Provides disabled veterans with employment, career advancement, and job mobility opportunities.
America Supports You - Training & Placement
http://www.amc.army.mil/AlwaysASoldier/ (only works in military network)
Department of Defense program provides training, employment opportunities, and financial help for service members and their families.
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
Promotes the welfare of blinded veterans whether they become legally blind during or after active duty.
Operation Second Chance
Provides support and transition assistance for wounded service members while they recover at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
REALifelines - Recovery & Employment Assistance Lifelines
Resources for wounded veterans and service members transitioning to new careers.
Transition Training Academy
Offers severely injured service members and their families online training for information technology career.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Provides resources for separating service members, including job-search assistance.
TurboTap - The Official Transition Assistance Program
Provides assistance to transitioning military personnel, including printable pre-separation guides for active duty and reserve/national guard.
Understanding Brain Injury - A Guide for the Family
Contains information on the function of the human brain; the causes of brain injury; the recovery process; and behavior changes after brain injury. Document is in PDF format.
United Spinal Association - VetsFirst
Nationwide full-service veterans' advocacy program for all veterans, their dependents and survivors. Includes benefits counseling services; individual representation; representation on appeals; veterans' advocacy; obtaining wheelchairs and equipment; and more.
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program Services
Information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regarding services available from the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program, which helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs.
Wounded Warrior Regiment
Offers assistance to wounded marines, sailors attached to marine units, and their family members throughout the phases of recovery.