Mental Health

  • Wellness for the Body, Soul and Spirit Workshop – Oct 21

    Veterans, Active Duty Military Service Members, and Military and Veteran Spouses, are cordially invited to a FREE Transition Workshop: “Wellness and Healing: Practical Techniques and Tools for Self-Care.” This workshop will discuss Wellness for the Body, Soul and Spirit on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 beginning at 10:00 am until 1 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall- 5034 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Second Floor, Washington DC.

  • 10th Annual Fairfax Out of the Darkness Community Walk – Sept 16

    The 10th Annual Fairfax Out of the Darkness Community Walk – Walk to Fight Suicide – will be held on Saturday, September 16 beginning at 9 am.

  • DCOE Psychological Health & TBI Summit

    September 19-21. This is an online, virtual event that will connect health care professionals, researchers and academicians involved in all aspects of psychological health and traumatic brain injury. Free to attend. CE credits available. Registration required.

  • Weekend Warriors – Wellness Workshop – Sept 17

    Project Horse Empowerment Center will be hosting a Weekend Warriors Walk-In Wellness Workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am – 12 pm in Purcellville. This wellness workshop is for active duty and retired military and is all about reconnecting with your significant other in a relaxing environment. Workshop fee is $45 per person.

  • Registration for the DC VA Mental Health Summit 2017 Extended to Aug. 18th

    The Mental Health Summit will bring together key stakeholders and community partners with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental healthcare needs of Veterans and their family members. This year’s theme will be “Justice Involved Veterans”. Registration is required.

  • SMVF TA Center Webinar: Update on the VA’s New Activities and Direction

    Monday, August 14th from 2:00-3:00 pm. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been taking rapid steps forward in strengthening the accountability, accessibility, and quality of behavioral health care for veterans. This webinar will explore some of the emerging changes and provide participants an overview of unfolding policies and programs that will impact the behavioral health care of veterans. Registration is required.

  • Mental Health First Aid Workshops

    Someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis and YOU can help. Believe it or not, you are more likely to encounter someone – family, friend, neighbor, coworker – having a mental health crisis than having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour, evidence-based training presented by certified Mental […]

  • 2017 DCoE Summit Registration is Now Open

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit, “Advances in the State of the Science and Best Practices.” This year’s event will provide real-time access to more than 28 hours of state-of-the-science programming, where participants can earn up to 14 hours of continuing education credits during the live event by attending psychological health sessions, TBI sessions, or a combination of both.

  • Longitudinal Caregivers Study Seeks Participants

    Do you care for a service member or veteran who had a TBI after October 2001 while serving in the military? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study requested by Congress. The study is currently recruiting family members, friends, or significant others who help a service member or veteran who had a traumatic brain injury after October 2001 while serving in the military.

  • Serve Our Willing Warriors in need of volunteers

    Serve Our Willing Warriors is growing and we have been approved to construct an additional home on our land. This will enable SOWW to serve two services members and their families simultaneously. With this approval comes the need for more dedicated volunteers.