Veterans

I am proud to represent KY-02’s brave veterans in Congress, and I am committed to ensuring that veterans get the care and benefits they have earned. I have supported a number of bills that have improved services for veterans. Last Congress, I voted for the VA MISSION Act to streamline and improve community care available to veterans. The VA MISSION Act by President Trump was signed into law in June 2018.

If you would like to receive updates on legislation in the House to help veterans, you can sign up for my Veterans Bulletin here

If you are a veteran and need help navigating your services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, please contact my casework team at my Bowling Green District Office at 270-842-9896.

Veteran Suicide

In July 2019, I hosted a training session with the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s Suicide Prevention Team focused on veterans suicide. In Kentucky, we lost 108 veterans to suicide in one year—and that is 108 too many. If you or someone you know is a veteran who may be at risk of suicide, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.  Below are additional resources for veterans:

 

Veterans Crisis Line/Chat/Text

Line: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Chat: VeteransCrisisLine.net

Text to 838255

 

Vet Center Hotline: 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)

 

Emergency mental health assistance for ANYONE:

24-hour crisis line: 1-800-223-8913

 

Make The Connection

MakeTheConnection.net is 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. Visit MakeTheConnection.net to learn more.

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Each VA medical center has PTSD specialists who provide treatment for Veterans with PTSD. For more information about PTSD and to locate the VA PTSD program nearest you, visit www.ptsd.va.gov

 

PTSD Coach App: The PTSD Coach application allows phone users to manage their symptoms, links them with local sources of support, and provides information on PTSD. Visit http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/PTSDCoach.asp

 

 

 

Nashville VA Medical Center Emergency Department

1310 24th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212

1-800-228-4973

Robley Rex VA Medical Center Emergency Department

800 Zorn Avenue

Louisville, KY 40206

1-800-376-8387

 

 

VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics:

 

Bowling Green (part of the Tennessee Valley VA Healthcare System)

600 US 31 West Bypass

Fairview Plaza, Suite 12

Bowling Green, KY 42101

270-782-0120

 

Grayson County (part of the Robley Rex VA Healthcare System)

619 West Main Street

Clarkson, KY 42726

866-653-8232

 

 

VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics:

 

Bowling Green (part of the Tennessee Valley VA Healthcare System)

600 US 31 West Bypass

Fairview Plaza, Suite 12

Bowling Green, KY 42101

270-782-0120

 

Grayson County (part of the Robley Rex VA Healthcare System)

619 West Main Street

Clarkson, KY 42726

866-653-8232

 

 

Vet Centers:

 

Nashville Vet Center

1420 Donelson Pike

Suite A-5

Nashville, TN 37217

615-366-1220

 

Louisville Vet Center

1347 South Third Street

Louisville, KY 40208

502-287-6710

 

24-hour crisis walk-in center:

Life Skills, Inc.

822 Woodway Drive

Bowling Green, KY 42101

www.lifeskills.com

 

VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators

Each VA Medical Center has a Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC)
to make sure Veterans receive needed counseling and services.

Find your local SPC at VeteransCrisisLine.net/ResourceLocator