Mental health is as important as physical health.
Making your mental health a priority is crucial to living a meaningful life and reaching your full potential. Through our partnerships and programming, we are committed to supporting the mental well-being of our warriors and their families.
FIND A PROVIDER
UWS partners with a variety of organizations and mental health professionals across the Upstate who want to help warriors and their families become the best version of themselves. Whether you are a warrior who was in combat or not, or you’re a spouse, caregiver, or family member of a warrior, we will help you find a mental health professional who is the best fit for you. Connect with one our advocates to get more information about the mental health partners we work with.
Hear from Warriors Like You
About Face: Hear from Warriors, family members, and clinicians specifically about PTSD, their experiences with it, and how treatment helped them.
Make the Connection shares stories from individual veterans about their experience transitioning to civilian life, their struggle with mental illness, and how they found help and healing. Click here for stories from veterans of every service era, branch, combat experience, and gender.
In a Crisis?
The Lifelines below are all 24-hour, 7-day a week confidential hotlines. Trained phone workers are available to listen to you and to provide community resources and crisis intervention. Click an image below to connect.
Want to learn how the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline works? Read this post.
Ready for Recovery?
We work closely with Phoenix Center and FAVOR, organizations that help warriors in all stages of recovery. Connect with one of our advocates to learn more.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Learn about PTSD and the various treatment options available with the ‘PTSD Treatment Decision Aid.’ With Decision Aid, you can compare effective PTSD treatment options and explore which one may work best for you. The Decision Aid answers FAQs about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and its treatments, guides you in next steps, and has educational content about PTSD.
Produced by the VA’s National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, AboutFace features videos of real stories from veterans, their family members, and VA clinicians who have experience with PTSD, none of which are scripted. This resource can be helpful to learn about PTSD, such as what treatment options there are, and hear advice from peers.
Discard Unused Medications (Safely!)
Drugs that are thrown in the trash can be retrieved by others and ABUSED, while flushing medications can potentially contaminate the water supply. By safely disposing, you will help prevent poisoning, substance misuse, and overdose in our Upstate community.
Safe Drug Disposal: Drug Take Back Locations
Click here to find drug takeback locations near you.
Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Advocacy & Resources
Safe Harbor offers a continuum of services for survivors of domestic violence and their children in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee Counties.” Their services include a 24/7 helpline, safe emergency shelters, counseling for survivors and their children, advocacy, transitional housing, domestic violence education classes, parenting classes, and group support.
SafeHomes provides services to victims of domestic violence in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties. They also serve victims of sexual assault in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties.
Julie Valentine Center is a nonprofit organization that provides free, confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families.
Coaching Into Care: Coaching Into Care is a national telephone program for families and loved ones of Veterans that helps them encourage the Veteran in their lives to seek support. Coaching is provided by licensed psychologists or social workers, free-of-charge. Coaching involves helping our callers figure out how to motivate the Veteran to seek treatment. CALL: 888-823-7458
Traumatic Brain Injury:
- Veteran Health Care: Traumatic Brain Injury Overview
- Mayo Clinic: Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms & Causes
- NAMI Support for Veterans and Active Duty Sevice Members
- NAMI Homefront: A free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.
- Veterans Connection Group