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Physical and Behavioral Health Services

National/State Suicide Prevention Initiatives

For immediate support, 24/7, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.  Help is confidential and the line is available for veterans and their families.  Chat is also available at VeteransCrisisLine.net or text to 838255. Not sure what to expect when you call?  Find answers here: VeteransCrisisLine   Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Service  Read More…


Are you a healthcare professional seeking courses on military culture?

During the 2017 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 275, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Recommended Courses in Military Culture, which requires the Department of Health (the Department), in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide to certain health occupations boards a list of recommended courses in military  Read More…


Information on Assisted Living, Long Term Health Care, and Asbestos Awareness

Are you seeking information about long term services for older adults and individuals with disabilities?  If so, Maryland Access Point can help. Maryland Department of Aging: Maryland Access Point Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a statewide  resource for information and assistance about  long-term services and supports, particularly for  older adults and individuals with disabilities, regardless  Read More…


Information for Family Members, Caregivers, and Survivors

For Family Members and Caregivers USDVA Coaching into Care– Coaching Into Care provides a “coaching” service for family and friends of Veterans who see that a Veteran in their life needs help. Coaching involves helping the caller figure out how to motivate the Veteran to seek services. The service is free and provided by licensed  Read More…


Information on Service Animals, MD Veterans Service Animal Program/Fund

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs does not train service animals for placement with veterans living with disabilities.  The Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program provides grants to service animal programs who train service dogs and who provide equine therapy to veterans.  Read more below on the difference between guide, service, and support animals and to  Read More…


    
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