That first afternoon I came in to see you I was really afraid I was going to hurt myself. Thank you for helping me get my life back together [following deployment].
Staff SgtUnited States Air Force

Resource links for Older Adults
Resource links for Military and their families
Resource links for First Responders

Older Adults Resource Links

UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center
(help with treatment)

UCSF Memory and Aging Center
(treatment and education)

Alzheimer’s Association
(education and resources)

Northern CA and Northern NV Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association
(education and resources)

National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center

Spotlight on Alzheimer’s Disease

Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving

California Association for Adult Day Services
(alternatives to institutional care)

Military Information and Resources Links

Center for Deployment Psychology
(training for military and civilian behavioral health providers as well as education on a range of deployment-related issues including depression, PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), suicide, and sexual assault in the military)

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
(educational materials on TBI and resources for service members, veterans, and the families of those who have experienced TBI)

Deployment Health Clinical Center
(information for veterans and their families on VA benefits, TRICARE, military service members making the transition to civilian life, and employment assistance)

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2)
(leads the development of telehealth and technology solutions for psychological health and TBI. Their goal is to identify, treat, and minimize or eliminate the adverse effects of TBI and mental health conditions associated with military service. They have developed some great smart phone mobile apps including: PTSD Coach for individuals experiencing symptoms of PTSD, Breathe2Relax which is a portable stress management tool, and T2 Mood Tracker which allows users to self-monitor and track their emotional experiences over days, weeks, and months)

Veterans Administration
(information about benefits and services available to veterans including health care information. There is also information for caregivers of veterans who are unable to fully care for themselves)

TRICARE
(the health care program for uniformed service members, their families, retirees and their families, and service members and veterans in the Wounded Warriors program)

Wounded Warriors Project
(helps individuals who have been injured in service to their country and who are transitioning out of active duty military. The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to help injured service members to aid and assist one another through direct programs and services)

Links for Counseling and Support Services

Military One Source
(a range of information, resources, and services for active duty military and their families including no-cost counseling)

Give an Hour
(free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq)

Coming Home Project
(no-cost support, education, and stress management to OEF/OIF/OND veterans, service members, and their families)

1st Responder Resources

SFPD Police Officers Association Journal see Bonnie’s article on page 20 called “Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after a Situation”.

West Coast Post Trauma Retreat
(PTSD Treatment)

San Francisco Police Officer’s Association
(Information, Resources)

California Peace Officers Association
(Information, Training)

California Firefighters Association
(Information, Training)

California Sheriffs Association
(Information, Training)

California Association of Highway Patrolmen
(Information, Training)

MHN Employee Assistance Programs
(Work, Life Services)