The Blue Elephant Brigade was originally founded on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt and, while civilians are certainly a part of it and very welcome, our origins will always be in the United States military and, more specifically, Nuclear Navy community.
We believe it is very important to offer assistance to fellow Veterans, whenever possible. Below, you will find links to several Veteran resources. In addition, if you just need someone to talk to, head on over to either one of our many social media sites to find a friendly ear.
Veteran Crisis Line
From the Veteran Crisis Line official website: We all can take action to help prevent suicide, but many people don’t know what they can do to support the Veteran or Service member in their life who is going through a difficult time. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone. Suicide prevention can start with one simple act of support: Be There.
Veterans, Service members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
Emory Healthcare Veterans Program
From the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program:
You served your country. You don’t have to deal with haunting memories, sleepless nights, panic attacks or other symptoms alone. You owe it to yourself — and the people who love you — to get the help you need and deserve.
The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program is designed to treat the “invisible wounds” of war, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma, anxiety, and depression-related to past military service. Our team includes professionals in psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, social work and other fields. We’re experienced in working with combat veterans, and many of us have served as well. We understand the stresses of war and the challenges of returning to daily life here at home. Together, we’ll chart a course to help you find your way to peace of mind and your best life.