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Partner Spotlight

Hidden Wounds

Hidden Wounds provides immediate and emergency psychological care for service members and veterans coping with psychological health concerns.  Through their fundraising efforts, Hidden Wounds provides counseling and connects trained counselors with service members, veterans and their families to help dispel fear and reduce stigma. This Suicide Prevention Month, check out their upcoming events and learn how to get involved.

Working Minds

Working Minds engages workplace communities by establishing a workplace suicide prevention network, trainings and changing the culture of suicide prevention in the workplace. Through their toolkits, resources and trainings, they have a community of workplaces working to reduce the impact of suicide at work and beyond. Check out their online toolkit to get more information about suicide prevention for your workplace.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention National Capital Area Chapter

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) supports suicide prevention in the D.C. metropolitan area through research, education and advocacy. AFSP NCAC provides online support for individuals coping with psychological health concerns and suicide loss. Use AFSP-NCAC resources to learn about suicide prevention tactics and coping methods. This Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, join the national effort toward suicide prevention by participating in one of AFSP’s Out of the Darkness Walks.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) increases public awareness and understanding about psychological health concerns and intervention resources. Their online database includes community education tools, professional education, public awareness campaigns, community grief support, and online resources. The programs are designed to increase Join the conversation and sign up for SAVE’s “Let’s Talk About It” local public awareness program. Visit their Facebook page to stay up to date with events near you.

Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) advocates for the health of service members, veterans and their families through recognition and support of military caregivers. Through research initiatives, collaboration and assistive resources, EDF supports military caregivers by strengthening services provided by organizations and agencies designed to serve the spouses, parents and other individuals responsible for the care of a service member. Connect with resources and get involved through EDF’s Caregiver Community Program.

You Matter

You Matter provides suicide intervention awareness resources to the general public. Through promotion of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, You Matter gives a full range of support for individuals in need of assistance. The Lifeline is a free, confidential hotline that provides 24/7 access to trained counselors through a national network of more than 150 local crisis centers. Join the conversation and spread the word about suicide prevention and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, now.

American Association of Suicidology

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) supports suicide prevention and intervention through research, education, trainings and information resources. AAS provides free, web-based and telephonic resources, education and certified training programs to health professionals. Learn common warning signs to support your service member who may be coping with psychological health concerns.

North Dakota Suicide Prevention Program

The North Dakota Suicide Prevention Program provides education and informational resources to spread awareness about the warning signs of suicide and how to safely intervene. The North Dakota Suicide Prevention Program offers online information tailored to veterans to educate on suicide and its stigma in the military. Click here to learn more about the warning signs and risk factors associated with suicidal thoughts in service members and veterans.


The DSTRESS Line provides confidential, anonymous 24/7 behavioral health counseling for Marines, former Marines and their families. The DSTRESS Line provides a confidential place for Marines to discuss anything from daily stressors to posttraumatic stress disorder. Service members can contact DSTRESS via phone, Skype or instant chat to talk to veteran Marines, spouses and family members and licensed behavioral health counselors trained in the Marine Corps culture. The DSTRESS Line is available to all active duty, Reserve and veteran Marines, attached Sailors, and family members. Access support resources today.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) provides psychological care and support to those who are grieving the loss of a service member. TAPS offers free, 24/7 peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance and grief and trauma resources to survivors and caregivers worldwide. TAPS supports survivors and caregivers through a national peer support network and connection to online resources. This Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, visit the TAPS peer mentor program page to learn more about their peer mentor network and other grief support programs.

The Real Warriors Campaign collaborates with a variety of not-for-profit organizations that share our mission and can help us reach out to service members, families and health care providers. Our network of partners and affiliates includes military organizations and programs, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations and local groups. Through communication and collaboration with these organizations, the campaign can offer the most relevant and up-to-date resources and provide partners with easy and effective outreach mechanisms.

Explore the categories below to learn more about our affiliates and partners, or see a complete list. 

To learn more about the Real Warriors Partnership Program and how to become a partner or affiliate, view or download the Partnership Program Informational Sheet or contact us.


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Last Reviewed: 07/12/13
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