Supportive Resources:

  VETERAN HOTLINE  

“The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1 (800) 273-8255 and Press 1,chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.”

 

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  SOLDIER'S HEART  

“Developed by Edward Tick, Ph.D. and Kate Dahlstedt, LMHC, provides a unique and comprehensive model to address the emotional, moral, and spiritual wounds of veterans, their families and communities. It offers a genuine healing and homecoming from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by developing a new and honorable warrior identity supported by community.

Edward Tick's groundbreaking book, War and the Soul, explores ancient and cross-cultural warrior traditions that reveal the necessities for successful warrior return. The Soldier’s Heart Model facilitates them and applies this model to promote, train, and guide military, professional and community-based efforts to heal the effects of war.”

 

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  VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS IN JOSHUA TREE  

“To Assist Our Members, Our Youth, Our Elderly and Our Community. Our objectives may be great and our assets small, but our mission remains constant! For whatever reasons, by whatever means, wherever we may be! We’d do anything for our Community. Were active in our community and we love it.” 

 

Call: (760) 366-2717, 6402 Veterans Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

 

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  AMERICAN LEGION AUXILARY IN JOSHUA TREE  

"Our purpose: To defend and teach: the principles of democracy. To uphold: the law of the land. To foster: patriotism. To venerate and serve: our veterans. To instill: a sense of obligation, to the community, state and nation. To guard: the basic freedoms of religion, expression and choice. To support: the work of The American Legion.
To continue our association: with devotion for service to God and Country."

Call: Marilyn Turner at (760) 365-2788
Editorial Staff:  Dick & Pat McIntosh at (760) 366-8389

 

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  LIFE WIRELESS  

Life Wireless provides you with a state-of-the-art Customer Service Center. Representatives are standing by today to take your calls. Ranging from initial activation to general service inquiries... Life Wireless is here to service your needs. “Wellness Works engages the community in restoring a sense of soul to veterans and their families. We envision helping to restore a sense of soul to our nation’s health care system. The larger impact being a world that understands that peace within one’s self creates peace in the world.” 

 

(888) 543-3620 or info@lifewireless.com

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  WELLNESS WORKS  

The Veterans Welcome Home Center (located in Glendale, CA)
 

"Wellness Works engages the community in restoring a sense of soul to veterans and their families. We envision helping to restore a sense of soul to our nation’s health care system. The larger impact being a world that understands that peace within one’s self creates peace in the world.”

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  PAULA CAPLAN  

When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home

Traumatized veterans returning from our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are often diagnosed as suffering from a psychological disorder and prescribed a regimen of psychotherapy and psychiatric drugs. But why, asks psychologist Paula J. Caplan in this impassioned book, is it a mental illness to be devastated by war? What is a mentally healthy response to death, destruction, and moral horror?

 

In When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home, Caplan argues that the standard treatment of therapy and drugs is often actually harmful. . . Caplan proposes an alternative: that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their stories, one-on-one. (She provides guidelines for conducting these conversations.) This would begin a long overdue national discussion about the realities of war, and it would start the healing process for our returning veterans.

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  JASON MOON  

Warrior Songs was founded by Jason Moon, singer songwriter and Iraq War Veteran. Jason served in Iraq 2003 – 2004 as a General Construction Equipment Operator in a combat engineer battalion. He was honorably discharged from the Wisconsin Army National Guard in August 2004. He was eventually diagnosed with PTSD. The road to healing was extremely difficult, culminating in a failed suicide attempt in 2008. After being released from the hospital, Jason vowed to no longer allow PTSD to control his life. He took a more vigorous approach in healing and began connecting with other veterans suffering similar challenges. His music became very important to him in his healing process.

 

In 2011 Jason toured the country which resulted in a great number of veterans testifying to the power and positive effect of his music on their own journey to recovery. He was able to turn his pain and struggles into something they could relate to – music. Jason felt that other veterans could benefit from the cathartic process of creating music, and thus took steps to form and develop Warrior Songs, a non-profit organization bringing hope and healing to veterans through music!

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  JIM MORRIS  

“His Vietnam memoir War Story won the first Bernal Diaz Award for military non-fiction. Morris is author of the story from which the film Operation Dumbo Drop was made, and has produced numerous documentary television episodes about the Vietnam War. He is author of three books of non-fiction and four novels. He has appeared on MSNBC as a commentator on Special Operations.

 

Jim Morris is a veteran who served three tours with Special Forces (The Green Berets) in Vietnam. The second and third were cut short by serious wounds. He retired of wounds as a major. He has maintained his interest in the mountain peoples of Vietnam with whom he fought, and has been, for many years, a refugee and civil rights activist on their behalf.” 

 

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  TEAM RUBICON  

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

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