WWP Talk: Counseling for Veterans and their Families
Telephonic emotional support for warriors and family members to promote a path toward personal growth
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) WWP Talk is a nonclinical telephonic emotional support and goal-setting program that breaks down the barriers of isolation and helps both warriors and family members plan individualized paths toward personal growth. Participants work one-on-one with a dedicated team member during weekly emotional support calls. Together, they set tangible goals and develop skills that lead to positive changes, like increased resiliency and improved psychological well-being.
What We Do:
- Provide scheduled emotional support phone calls, that last around 20 minutes, with the same teammate at the same time each week
- Meet YOU where you are at on your journey, offering a personalized experience based on the warrior or family member’s goals and objectives
- Engage in tangible, goal-focused conversations
- Develop a specific timeline based on individual goals and needs
- Provide a safe, nonjudgmental outlet through which to share
- Provide a nonclinical approach that can be supplemental to any counseling you may already be receiving
WWP Talk is not a crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1.800.273.8255 (Para Español llame 1.888.628.9454). Veterans in need of help: Press "1" after you call, or go to Veterans Crisis Line to chat live with a crisis counselor at any time.
If you are interested in learning more about participating in WWP Talk:
If you are in crisis or concerned about a loved one, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1.800.273.8255 and press "1" after you call or text 838255 to Veterans Crisis Line to chat live with a crisis counselor at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
WWP Talk provides a listening ear and a safe, nonjudgmental outlet. During your participation, you build resilience, develop coping skills, and achieve goals that will improve your quality of life. Many who participate in the program also develop improved relationships with friends and loved ones.
During your initial call, you are paired with a trained WWP Talk teammate to support your emotional needs. Each week you will receive a call at the same pre-established day and time, and every call lasts about 20 minutes.
WWP Talk is available to all warriors, family members, and caregivers registered with WWP. It’s most appropriate for those who are not experiencing a crisis and who are ready to discuss emotional issues and set goals leading to improved mental health.
If you are not currently registered with WWP, please visit our registration page for details about who is eligible to register with WWP and how to get started. WWP supports veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You may also be eligible for the program if you are the family member or caregiver of a wounded warrior.
The WWP Talk program is one of a variety of veteran programs and services to help you take the steps that are right for you, including programs for physical and mental wellness, career transition, and support in obtaining disabled veterans benefits from Veterans Affairs (VA).
The average length of participation in WWP Talk is about six months. However, because each participant has unique needs, the length of participation can vary.
Yes. WWP Talk provides nonclinical support and isn’t meant to take the place of any clinical treatment or counseling you may be receiving.
No. WWP Talk is a nonclinical service, so there is nothing we provide that would increase your disability rating with the VA.
Yes. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) offers a wide range of programs that focus on the mental health and wellness needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers. We also maintain a database of verified third-party resources we can refer to for further support.
No. We do not share information or calls with VA offices or other entities outside of WWP.