What can I gain through participating in TALK?
WWP Talk provides a listening ear and a safe, non-judgmental 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.
How does WWP Talk work?
During your initial call, you are paired with a professionally 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.
How do I know if I am eligible to participate?
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 ready to discuss emotional issues and set goals leading to improved mental health.
How long does WWP Talk last?
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.
Can I participate if I am currently seeing a counselor?
Yes. WWP Talk provides non-clinical support and isn’t meant to take the place of any clinical treatment or counseling you may be receiving.
Does my participation in WWP Talk increase my chances of getting my appeals settled quicker or increase my Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability rating?
No. WWP Talk is a non-clinical service, so there is nothing we provide that would increase your disability rating with the VA.
Are you able to provide me something in writing to indicate my participation?
In certain cases, yes. Each request for written proof of participation in WWP Talk is handled on a case-by-case basis.
Are there additional mental health resources available through WWP TALK?
Yes. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) offers a handful of programs that focus on the mental health needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers. We also maintain a database of verified third-party resources we can refer to for further support.
Are my conversations reported to the VA?
No. We do not share information or calls with VA offices or other entities outside of WWP.