Mental Health

  • Melwood Veteran Services Operation: Tohidu Retreats

    Retreats for veterans and active duty who are suffering from PTS(d), traumatic brain injury, anxiety and/or depression related to military service including MST survivors.

  • Operation: Tohidu – Veterans Retreat

    Operation: Tohidu retreats are held at Melwood’s 108-acre Retreat and Recreation Center in Nanjemoy, Maryland. There, veterans use ropes courses, zip lines, rock wall, equine therapy and many other physically challenging activities to augment the educational sessions, social interactions, and spiritual reinforcement throughout the retreat week that helps them manage their own healing naturally.

  • Combat Veteran Research Participants Needed

    Research participants needed to complete survey regarding relationship of moral injury and spiritual wellness. Seeking combat veterans to provide input on combat experiences and better help us understand how to treat and care for care for veterans.

  • Ride to Zero – End Veteran Suicide

    The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Associations is hosting their first annual Ride to Zero. An annual poker run to end veteran suicide. Saturday, August 26 in Woodstock, MD. Registration is required.

  • SURVIVING SECONDARY TRAUMA AND COMPASSION FATIGUE IN TURBULENT TIMES – JUNE 15, 2017

    Today’s unprecedented environment of uncertainty affects both clients and mental health professionals in unique ways. This dynamic and interactive training will provide information on how to recognize secondary trauma and compassion fatigue in mental health professionals and how to overcome these through self-care and self-soothing techniques. June 15, 2017 9am – 12noon, Rockville, MD. Registration is required.

  • Register Now for Serving Together’s June CE Event!

    Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Behavior Associated with Military Service: An Overview. Join Serving Together and April Thompson, LCSW, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trainer with the Center for Deployment Psychology at our annual continuing education event on Thursday, June 8th from 9am-4pm. Registration is required.

  • Mental Health Consequences of Human Trafficking CE Event

    Thursday May 8th from 9am-12pm. 3 continuing education (CE) credit hours. Registration is required.

  • The Impact of Loss on Our Military Community

    This free workshop will be held Wednesday May 10 from 7-9pm in Gaithersburg, MD. Hosted by Hospice Caring.

  • Save the Date – Annual VA Mental Health Summit 9/12/17

    This year’s summit will focus on Justice Involved veterans. We hope to bring together mental health providers from the community and the VA, along with select members of law enforcement, including judges and police. Registration is open and required.

  • Veterans History Project Panel Discussion on Effects of PTSD, May 24

    The Veterans History Project and National Institute of Corrections explore the effects of PTSD on crime and recidivism. At noon on Wednesday, May 24, a panel of renowned experts will speak on the effects of PTSD on veterans and how the Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) support those who have run afoul of the law by proving appropriate treatment. The panel, in honor of Memorial Day and in anticipation of National PTSD Awareness Month, will be held in room 119 on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Tickets are not needed but RSVP is required. Reservations may be made by sending an email to ahub@loc.gov.