Active and retired members of the armed forces do not necessarily have to go through the VA to get assistance for PTSD and other related issues.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
To speak confidentially with a Vet Center Counselor at any time around the clock call:
NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.
Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions.
NAMI partner programs like Army One Source and Make the Connection provide much-needed help for veterans and for those who treat them and their families.NAMI’s Veteran Resources Page
Make the Connection, The U.S. Government’s resource guide for veterans.