Fellow Sons and friends,
HEAL - HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, LEGISLATION
AMVETS has officially kicked off its new HEAL program. Details are listed below. Please review as time permits. As May is National Mental Health Awareness Month you may consider informing the veterans at your respective Posts of this new effort. You can also visit and share the URL: http://amvets.org/vet-heal/
The HEAL Mission
To ensure veterans with medical needs receive the help they have earned to access the best quality healthcare, including mental health and specialized services (traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, post-traumatic stress) and live longer, healthier lives. These services are free. You served and now it is our turn to serve you.
To accomplish the mission, AMVETS hired a team of clinical experts with experience in eliminating barriers to access in healthcare for veterans nationwide. HEAL, which stands for healthcare, evaluation, advocacy, legislation, encompasses all necessary steps the team will take to intervene directly on behalf of veterans, service members, families, and caregivers to reduce veteran suicide, unemployment, homelessness, and hopelessness as it relates to mental and physical wellness, particularly for those who are affiliated with AMVETS and utilize Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) centers and mental health services within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and community healthcare facilities.
Contact the helpline
Veterans, service members and family members who need immediate assistance with a VA-related healthcare issues can contact the helpline by phone toll-free at 1-833-VET-HEAL (1-833-838-4325) from 8AM to 7PM ET Monday-Friday or any time by email at VETHEAL@amvets.org.