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Crisis and Prevention

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If you or someone you know is suicidal or in a state of crisis, please visit the Military Crisis Line online or call 800-273-TALK (8255).


You and your family should never have to face a crisis alone. There are some life events and challenges that necessitate extra support and information. If you or your family are facing issues like risk of suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, anger management or addictive behaviors, do not try to manage them on your own. Military OneSource does not provide medical counseling services to address these issues, but you can check out the articles and links below for easy to understand information and to find resources to help support you and your family throughout your time of need.


Stethoscope and pen on clipboard. Alcohol is a part of the American culture — civilian and military. Many of us drink with others to socialize and celebrate important events. Or we sometimes drink alone to relax and unwind from a hard day at work. But along with the good times and good feelings associated with alcohol, there are well-known health risks from drinking too much over a short or a long period of time.

Woman consoling girl Everyone in a military family has to cope with deployments, relocation and the other demands of military life. But those demands may be most difficult for children, who may have to start over repeatedly in new schools, have little or no control over where they go and generally lack the coping skills of adults. Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors understand the issues military children face and can provide support to meet their individual needs.




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