The Department of Defense provides all active duty service members, active duty National Guard and reserve members, DoD civilian personnel designated as Civilian Expeditionary Workforce members and their families with a variety of counseling services and suicide prevention programs, many of them at no cost.
When you hear the word health, images like sweating in a crowded gym or choosing a salad over a bucket of fried chicken might come to mind. Just like your physical health may be challenged by the temptation to skip a workout, your emotional health may be challenged by the stress you face on a daily basis. As if regular, everyday stress isn't enough, you've probably faced additional stressors characteristic to military life, like deployments or frequent moves. To be able to face these challenges head on, you need to be both physically and emotionally healthy, and that means taking care of yourself.
INSTALLATION PROGRAM DIRECTORY