- Psychological Issues
People often don’t get the mental health services they need because they don’t know where to start. If you or someone you know could benefit from seeing a mental health professional, these resources can help you find the right care:
If you are overwhelmed, please confide in a close friend or family member and ask for their help in finding care.
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
Current and former service members may face different mental health issues than the general public.
Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to Service Members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns, including possible mental health problems. Call and talk anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-342-9647.
DCoE Outreach Center
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) provides information and resources about psychological health, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), and traumatic brain injury. To contact the center:
U.S. Department of veterans’ Affairs Mental Health Resources
The U.S. Department of veterans’ Affairs Mental Health Resources provides information about mental health and support services specifically for veterans.
National Resource Directory (NRD)
The National Resource Directory (NRD) connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with national, state, and local support programs. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs.
Moving Forward: A free, on-line educational and life coaching program that teaches Problem Solving Skills to help you to better handle life’s challenges. It is designed to be especially helpful for Veterans, service members and their families.