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.
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:
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Mental Health Resources provides information about mental health and support services specifically for veterans.
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.
DoD/VA Suicide Outreach provides resources for suicide prevention, including hotlines, assessments, treatment options, and professional forums. The site supports all members of the U.S. Armed Forces and reserve components, veterans, families, and providers.
Christian shares his personal story about his struggles with PTSD. "Seek outside yourself. You don't have to do this alone,” said Christian.