The Military Health System offers a range of resources to support service members, families, and veterans dealing with mental health challenges. Military families face unique challenges such as frequent relocations, deployments, and stress due to combat and time away from their loved ones. Traumatic events like combat, assault, or disasters can have long-lasting negative effects on mental health.
It’s crucial to recognize the importance of defending mental health needs for the well-being and readiness of our military force. Seeking help is a sign of strength and an essential element of individual performance and overall readiness. If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Mental health disorders are common and can affect millions of people. These disorders can include anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder or more severe illnesses such as bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and PTSD. It’s important to remember that there isn’t one way to think, feel or act and it’s okay to seek treatment that feels right for you.