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If you or someone you know needs mental health services, here is a list of local resources.

 

Fort Hood

Chaplain counseling is available at 9 a.m. in the Family Life Training Center at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel on 31st Street and Tank Destroyer Blvd. The 13th ESC Chapel on 67th St. will be open all night for those who want to pray. If you need immediate assistance, call (254) 287-CHAP.

For assistance in the aftermath of the April 2 shooting, Soldiers and Family members can call the Family Assistance Center Hotline at (254) 288-7570 or (866) 836-2751.

Chaplains have also setup family counseling centers on and off post. Locations are the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel and Scott & White Hospital. Or call 254-287-CHAP (2273).

 

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System offers treatment for PTSD on an outpatient basis and on a more intensive residential basis. Outpatient care is available at the Austin, Temple, and Waco sites. The residential program is located in Waco.

LINK: Central Texas Health Care System

Austin PCT (Clinic)
7901 Metropolis Drive
Suite 2-B
Austin, TX 78744
Team Leader: Sharon Wills, Ph.D. (Sharon.Wills@va.gov)
Phone: (512) 823-4040

Temple PCT (Clinic)
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Building 18AW/116B-P
Temple, TX 76504
Program Assistant: Sandra Kousman
(Sandra.Kousman@va.gov)
Phone: (254) 743-2424
Fax: (254) 743-0039

Waco PCT (Clinic)
4800 Memorial Drive
Waco, TX 76711
Program Assistant: Felecia Walton (Felecia.Walton@va.gov)
Phone: (254) 297-3538
Fax: (254) 297-5399

Waco Residential Program (PRRP)
4800 Memorial Drive
Waco, TX  76711
Admissions Coordinator: Janis Ward, LCSW (Janis.Ward@va.gov)
Phone: (254)297-3657
Fax: (254) 297-5386

 

Make the Connection

Whether you left the military decades ago or just recently transitioned to civilian life, Veterans share a common bond of duty, honor, and service. Some military Veterans served in combat overseas. Others responded to events or disasters within or outside the United States. Many Veterans served their country by reporting to a military base for work every day. No matter when, where, or how you served, and what you've experienced in civilian life, you may be dealing with issues that affect your well-being or get in the way of your relationships, work, or daily activities. Every day, Veterans connect with resources and support to manage the issues they may be facing and find solutions for improving their lives.

LINK: Make the Connection

 

Wysh Project

WYSH Project founder Andrew O'Brien is a local PTSD and suicide survivor. He speaks to soldiers and their families who are struggling with PTSD.

"My family was so upset and never understood why I had tried to take my own life, so maybe if you could understand more you can try and stop it from happening to your soldier."

LINK: Wysh Project

LINK: Brochures for Mental Health Programs

 

American Red Cross

American Red Cross
Bldg 8640 Reynolds House
Fort Hood, TX 76544

LINK: Red Cross service to Fort Hood families

 

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