Many servicemembers face a stigma when deciding whether to seek care for mental health needs. Much of this stigma is based on myth, not reality.
Myth: Getting mental health hurts your career.
Reality: Seeking mental health care ensures you get the appropriate care from trained professionals to keep your career on track. Mental health counseling alone is not a reason to revoke or deny a security clearance.
Myth: Needing mental health care shows weakness.
Reality: It takes real strength and courage to admit you have a problem and seek help. PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions require medical care.
Suicide Prevention Resources:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Substance Abuse Resources:
Family Support Links:
Hidden Wound Resources:
Invisible Wounds of War Initiative
Referral Code: AOSrar
Host Name: Robert Rummel
Resources for Female Veterans:
Army Well Being Resource Site (Facebook Page)
Starting now TRICARE beneficiaries who want to learn more about their health care plan and how it works can get short, relevant tips once a month with the launch of TRICARE TV. The first episode called “What Is TRICARE?” gives beneficiaries an overview of TRICARE health care plans and some of the special programs offered. A transcript of the first episode is also available. To view TRICARE TV, visit TRICARE’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/TRICAREHealth or www.tricare.mil/mediacenter.