You can connect your Texas military veteran patients to local, state, and national resources, including crisis hotlines, with the new Texas Veterans App from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The app can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
Veterans can use the app to:
- Get direct access to the national Veterans Crisis Line,
- Connect with other veterans in their area, and
- Quickly find services available to military veterans.
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential, 24-hour phone line staffed by qualified responders with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans and their family members and friends may call the crisis line for help with challenges they encounter when transitioning back to civilian life.
The app's Connect with Texas Veterans feature puts veterans in contact with a member of the Texas Military Peer Network, made up of Texas service members, veterans, and their families. The network provides veterans with peer support and information about available community resources.
The app also links veterans to the national Hotline for Women Veterans and the Texas Veterans Portal, which includes a comprehensive list of local, state, and federal services and benefits.
Action, June 2, 2014