Resources for Military Service Personnel and Their Families


Friedman, Matthew J., Slone, Laurie B. After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families. Da Capo Press, 2008.

Matsakis, Aphrodite. Back from the Front: Combat Trauma, Love, and the Family. Sidran Institute Press, 2007.

Armstrong, Keith, Best, Suzanne, Domenici, Paula. Courage after Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press, 2005.

Cantrell, Bridget C., Dean, Chuck. Down Range: To Iraq and Back. Hearts Toward Home International, 2005.

Cantrell, Bridget C., Dean, Chuck. Once a Warrior: Wired for Life. Hearts Toward Home International, 2007.

Online Resources

Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Military Personnel, Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Members. These two short guides were developed by experts at the National Center for PTSD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Vet Centers - These centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.

National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) - A center established to improve the well-being of U.S. veterans through PTSD research and education.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Veteran Service Organizations

Army Behavioral Health - A PTSD informational website provided by the U.S. Army Medical Department for the support of Soldiers and their families.

New York City Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs

City University of New York (CUNY) Office of Veterans Affairs 

Military One Source

Non-Military Related Mental Health Resources

World Trade Center Survivors' Network

Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero. (Video)

University of Michigan Depression Center

National Organizations

United States Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Center for mental health services.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - An organization within the National Institute of Health dedicated to mental health research.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

Freedom From Fear - A national, non-profit mental illness advocacy organization. 

Local Organizations

New York State Office of Mental Health

Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC)

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 

Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz

New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies, Inc.

Manhattan Offices

425 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

435 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Westchester Office

21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605