"THE NAVY LEAGUE OF THE TREASURE COAST
SUPPORTS OUR VETERANS"
SUPPORTS OUR VETERANS"
Our Treasure Coast Navy League website is quite unique in that we devote a special section to our Veterans in an effort to assist them in their daily lives - not just Veterans of the sea services but ALL Veterans. Why? Take a look at the following!
In 2015, Indian River County in Florida had a total population of approximately 145,000 people+/- with a Veterans' population as high as 19,205 by some estimates, or slightly more than 13% of the total. That is higher that the percentage of Veterans in the state of Florida and near the top of the scale for all locations in the United States.
Our brothers and sisters in arms face a variety of problems which include, but are not limited to, homelessness, joblessness, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and a suicide rate estimated to be 22 or more Veterans daily, a rate which should not be tolerated (this is a very conservative estimate which translates to 8030 annually).
We have, therefore, established "Veterans' Corner" on this website to help in some way, however small, however large and will have links to a variety of sites and agencies to assist our Heroes. The following websites are featured:
The Veterans Administration - http://www.va.gov/ - an important website for all Veterans; on the homepage chack out the link buttons at the top for mental health and PTSD;
The VA Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 (confidential help for Veterans and their families) - 1-800-273-8255 or https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/; The National Suicide PreventionLifeline is a 24 hour, toll free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK(8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night;
The Veterans Council of Indian River County - has links to other helpful and informational sites - http://www.veteranscouncilirc.org/ ;
The Vietnam Veterans of Indian River County - also has links to other
helpful sites - http://www.vvirc.org/ ;
A site called "Make the Connection" - gives a great picture of PTSD and its consequences - http://maketheconnection.net/.
Family Resource Guide: 2016-2017 - this site, while not an exhaustive listing, contains a wealth of information for everyone, not just Veterans. These services are available in Indian River County. For additional information and/or assistance, call 2-1-1 to speak with a Resource Specialist who will LISTEN and HELP YOU with your particular needs. Calls to 2-1-1 are free, confidential and available 24/7. For the Indian River County quick resource guide go here: