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Veterans Resources

Crisis resources:

LIFELINE FOR VETS (National Veterans Foundation)
1-888-777-4443
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 (Veterans press 1), text 838255, or chat online

Online resources:

EKU Military & Veterans Affairs: Information about benefits, help with forms
Vet Center:  Counseling for veterans and their families
Frontline - "The Soldier’s Heart": PBS documentary about PTSD among Iraq war veterans

Recommended reading for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans and supporters:

An Operators Manual for Combat PTSD: Essays for Coping by Ashley Hart The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz
Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families by Keith Armstrong Soft Spots: A Marine's Memoir of Combat and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  by Clint Van Winkle
Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans Including Women, Reservists, and Those Coming Back from Iraq by Stanley Krippner and  Daryl Paulson
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