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For Providers - 5 Tools to Support Service Members and Veterans Fact Sheet

5 TOOLS TO SUPPORT SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

As a health care provider caring for service members and veterans, you are committed to supporting their medical care and psychological health. Use the Real Warriors Campaign tools and resources to assist you as you care for these warriors and to help them learn more about psychological health concerns.

 
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Educational Materials

realwarriors.net/materials

Display campaign materials in your office and waiting room to increase awareness and use of available psychological health resources. Materials include:

  • “5 Questions to Ask Your Psychological Health Provider” trifold – Provides tips and example questions to help service members better prepare for their first appointment and start discussions with a health care provider.
  • “Know the Facts” booklet – Tests warriors’ knowledge on psychological health concerns to keep the mind fit and to stay mission ready through true and false questions, myths and a warning signs checklist.
Order online for free or download materials from the Real Warriors Campaign website.

Video Shorts

http://www.realwarriors.net/multimedia/videoshorts.php

Encourage warriors to watch campaign video shorts in between appointments to help them better understand their concerns or symptoms. Videos include:

  • “Five Tips for Better Sleep”
  • “Depression: Know the Signs and Options for Care”

DCoE Outreach Center

dcoe.mil/families/help.aspx

Refer warriors to contact the DCoE Outreach Center in between appointments to speak confidentially 24/7 with a trained health resource consultant for free. They can call 866-966-1020 or use the Real Warriors Live Chat (realwarriors.net/ livechat). Consultants are ready to talk, listen and direct users to resources in their area and answer questions about invisible wounds.

Campaign Articles

realwarriors.net

Share and recommend campaign articles that provide practical tools, tips and resources for warriors and their loved ones coping with and seeking care for invisible wounds. Topics include:

  • Preparing for a deployment or separation
  • Signs and symptoms of psychological health concerns
  • Clinical and non-clinical resources

Video Profiles

realwarriors.net/multimedia

Play campaign videos of service members and veterans who tell their story of reaching out for psychological health care and support with successful outcomes. These Real Warriors are proving through example that reaching out is a sign of strength that benefits the entire military community.

24/7 VIRTUAL RESOURCES

Military Crisis Line
(militarycrisisline.net/chat
)
Offers free confidential support 24/7 for immediate assistance for those in crisis. Call 800-273-8255 and press 1 or chat online at militarycrisisline.net/chat.

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line
Provides free, 24/7 health care advice, including answers to urgent questions and help finding a doctor. Call 800-874-2273, press 1.

 

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