Everyone reacts to stress and traumatic experiences differently, and while some have reactions that can be seen as normal responses to life events, others may experience signs or symptoms of more serious conditions.
Mental health and substance use disorders can affect anyone; you are not alone. The Military Health System has many resources available to help those who need it.
For more information about TRICARE’s mental health coverage, visit: https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Mental
Military Health System Programs and Resources
Military Crisis Line
Call, text, or chat with the Military Crisis Line
which provides free support for all service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all veterans, even if they are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA health care.
- Call: 988 and press 1
- Text: 838255
- Click to Chat
provides comprehensive information, resources and assistance for every aspect of military life as well as access to confidential Military Family Life Counselors in your community. Military OneSource also provides resources so you can manage stress and access benefits and tools to help you stay strong in body and mind. This page provides access to self-care mobile applications
developed by DOD, VA, and other partners. All mobile applications are free and for iOS and/or Android devices. Visit www.militaryonesource.mil
or call 1-800-342-9647
The inTransition Program
is a free, confidential program that provides specialized coaching and assistance for service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, and retirees
who need access to mental health care during a transition period (i.e., relocation, return from deployment, transitioning out of active duty), or any other time they need a new mental health provider, or need a provider for the first time. Visit www.health.mil/inTransition
or call 1-800-424-7877.
Real Warriors Campaign The Real Warriors Campaign aims to break down the stigma associated with mental health care and encourages service members to reach out for help when they need it. Find articles with support resources, along with video profiles featuring service members and veterans.