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Partner Spotlight

Military Support Programs and Networks (M-SPAN)

Military Support Programs and Networks (M-SPAN) helps National Guardsmen and reservists, veterans and their families cope with common challenges they may face as citizen-soldiers. M-SPAN programs focus on promoting military psychological health through education and support programs, such as the Buddy to Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program that pairs volunteer veterans with current service members for peer support, and the Military Family Support Program that connects military families with each other through monthly, in-person presentations and facilitated discussions. Visit M-SPAN’s Military Families section to view programs online available for service members, veterans and their families.

Returning Veterans Project

The Returning Veterans Project (RVP) provides post-9/11 veterans, service members and their families access to free and confidential health care services. Operating in Oregon and Southwest Washington, RVP offers services such as counseling and alternative treatment therapies through their network of community resources. Along with its core mission, RVP also educates the community, holds trainings for their volunteer network of health care providers and collaborates with other military and veterans service organizations to provide opportunities for veterans. Stay up-to-date on new trainings and resources during Mental Health Awareness Month by reading RVP’s newsletter.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) advances the field of psychology to benefit individuals, families and communities through research, development and education. The APA’s online Help Center offers articles and resources related to promoting psychological health and wellness in everyday life, such as free brochures that address strategies and tips to addressing psychological health concerns, as well as an online psychologist locator. Check out APA’s interactive tool to learn more about how psychological health has an impact on physical health.

National Network of Depression Centers

The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) brings together behavioral and psychological health specialists to develop and implement best practices for psychological health treatment. Composed of 21 Centers of Excellence, NNDC offers stigma-free, evidence-based psychological health care to individuals with psychological health concerns. Check out NNDC’s newsletter archive to learn more about current NNDC efforts, member spotlights, upcoming events and program updates.


WarWithin.org connects service members, veterans and their families to trained psychological health care providers. WarWithin.org’s provider directory is a network of primary and behavioral health care providers who are trained to support common concerns of service members, veterans and their families. Find a local primary or behavioral health care provider to help you or a loved one cope with invisible wounds.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leads public health initiatives to address psychological health concerns and substance misuse. Through the Service Members, Veterans, and Families Technical Assistance (SMVF TA) Center, SAMHSA works with local health care systems to strengthen their behavioral health programs for service members, veterans and military families. Additionally, SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is an online registry of substance and psychological health treatment programs, many specific to veterans and military families. This Mental Health Month, learn more about the SMVF TA Center and SAMHSA programs.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) raises awareness and support for psychological health services through educational programs for individuals, families and educators. NAMI’s free HelpLine provides information on referral options, care and support resources, education programs and employment programs for individuals seeking help. Through online resources and classes specific to veterans and active-duty service members, NAMI is able to address common concerns of service members, military families and caregivers. Find your local NAMI affiliate this Mental Health Awareness Month.

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides individuals, health care providers, families and communities with online psychological health information and educational resources. NIMH also provides support information for psychological health areas including PTSD, seeking help and additional resources for assistance. Download free online resources, such as brochures and fact sheets, for more information about how to seek care for psychological health concerns.

Center for Deployment Psychology

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) prepares health care professionals to better understand the deployment-related psychological concerns of service members, veterans and their families. Through its network of training sites, CDP offers trainings to military and civilian psychological and behavioral health professionals so that they can provide quality, evidence-based behavioral health services. CDP also offers online resources and tools, books and apps for health care professionals to download and share with service members to assist in care. Learn more about the trainings and resources that CDP offers.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) provides online resources to support psychological health for individuals, families and communities. With over 200 affiliates in 41 states, MHA uses advocacy, education, research, referral services and screening tools to promote psychological health and wellness. Visit MHA’s website to find an affiliate near you.

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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