The mission of the Council is to be a "bridge" between Veterans receiving medical & mental health services and their families, the VA Medical & Mental Health professionals and the community support or Veterans service organizations. This bridge allows information and services to flow both ways to develop methods of measuring Veteran's satisfaction and advocate needed changes. Most importantly, to improve the communication and understanding between Veterans and the Mental Health staff in reducing the stigma associated with seeking and using mental health services.
Our goals are to stop Veteran suicide, homelessness and incarceration through Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training; PTSD awareness, intervention and resolution training; mental health first aid; peer support; coordination with federal, state and local agencies and are non-profit organizations; and mentoring.
We can help you navigate the VA, address housing issues, and offer strategies and skills for living a healthy lifestyle. Please give us the chance to tell you how. Remember, we can't complete the mission alone.
Our Council is Chaired by Veterans and is endorsed but not a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Council members are listed below.
Contact one of us at 865-336-2624 if you are interested in the Council or want to learn more about us by leaving your comments below.
Vet to Vet Tennessee is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit veterans’ organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your support is greatly appreciated.