The Military Health System offers a comprehensive array of resources to support military members, families, or veterans struggling with mental health challenges. Military families experience a distinctive lifestyle marked by frequent relocations, deployments, and stress resulting from combat and time away from their loved ones. Traumatic events such as war, assault, or natural disasters can also have long-lasting adverse effects on mental well-being.
It is crucial to recognize and prioritize the mental health needs of our military force for their overall readiness and well-being. Seeking help is a sign of strength and an essential component of individual performance and overall readiness.
If you are concerned about yourself or someone you care about, know that you are not alone. Mental health issues are prevalent and can impact millions of people worldwide. These conditions may include anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder or more severe illnesses such as bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and PTSD. Unfortunately, many individuals with mental illness do not receive the care they require. It’s important to remember that there isn’t one way to think, feel or act and that it’s okay to seek treatment that feels right for you. Every person is affected differently, so don’t hesitate to reach out for help that resonates with your unique needs.