During this difficult time we find ourselves reaching out to family and friends more than ever. When we are directed to maintain physical distance, naturally we desperately search for ways to connect digitally. I know that between healthcare workers, first responders, therapists, grocery store employees, those in food service, delivery drivers, teachers, etc. we try our best to show those that are essential and/or struggling extra support when we have the capacity to do so. I ask that you also take a moment to reach out to a veteran, active military or military family member in your life. Continue to wear red on Fridays to Remember Everyone Deployed and encourage others in your life to do the same. If you yourself were or are military, or a caregiver for someone who is, I am also going to link some resources that were shared with me by some special veterans in my own life.
“…for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support selfcare and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”
Resource hub for caregivers and family members of veterans.
Grants are being distributed by the Disabled American Veterans “to provide aid to eligible disabled veterans impacted by COVID-19.”
Provides “post-9/11 military veterans, service members and their families with emergency financial assistance and post-service skills training…”
Veterans, service members, family members and caregivers can also call 1-855-838-8255 for peer support.
Whether you are a Veteran yourself, or have a loved one in your life, you can connect by calling 1-800-273-8255 and then pressing 1. You can also chat online, or text 838255.
Take care everyone.