The Make the Connection campaign encourages Veterans and their families to "make the connection"â€” with information and resources, with the strength and resilience of Veterans like themselves, with other people, and with available sources of support including mental health treatments.
Central to this campaign is MakeTheConnection.net, a one-stop resource where Veterans and their families and friends can privately explore information about physical and mental health symptoms, challenging life events, and mental health conditions. On this site, Veterans and their families and friends can learn about available resources and support.
Powerful personal stories and testimonials are at the heart of Make the Connection, illustrating how Veterans face and overcome mental health issues and challenges. These stories and testimonials come from Veterans of all service eras, genders, and backgrounds and each of them provides a resounding and compelling example of the positive outcomes for treatment, recovery, and the many paths to more fulfilling lives.
Through Veterans' own voices, Veterans have the chance to hear from trusted and credible sourcesâ€”other Veterans like themselves. MakeTheConnection.net helps Veterans recognize that there are people out there like them who are going through similar experiences, overcoming challenges, reaching positive outcomes for treatment and recovery, and finding paths to fulfilling lives.
~~Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits 1-877-294-6380
~~Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts) 1-800-827-0648
~~Children of Women Vietnam Veterans (CWVV) Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Spina Bifida Health Care Program 1-877-345-8179 (or) 1-888-820-1756
~~Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) CHAMPVA In-House Treatment Initiative (CITI) 1-800-733-8387
~~Education (GI Bill) 1-888-442-4551
~~Health Care Benefits 1-877-222-8387 Smoking Cessation Counselors 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838)
~~Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Combat Call Center 1-877-WAR-VETS ( 877-927-8387) 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)
~~Life Insurance: Service members and/or Veterans Group Life Insurance Program All other VA Life Insurance Programs 1-800-419-1473 1-800-669-8477
~~Mammography Helpline 1-888-492-7844
~~Women Veterans Hotline 1-855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636)
~~CHAMPVA Meds by Mail 1-888-385-0235 (or)
~~Special Issues - Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation 1-800-749-8387
~~Status of Headstones and Markers 1-800-697-6947
~~Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) Dial 711