Everyone struggles at one time or another to cope with the pressures of life. For military families, those pressures may be complicated by frequent moves, deployments and separations from loved ones. The Department of Defense makes free, confidential non-medical counseling available to service members and their families to work on issues, including:
Military OneSource and military and family life counselors provide free, short-term, confidential non-medical counseling for the issues mentioned above (and more), they also:
Non-medical counselors do not provide long-term counseling or sessions for individuals facing:
Confidential non-medical counseling sessions are free and available through Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program to the following groups:
Children are eligible to receive confidential non-medical counseling services under the following circumstances:
Service members and their family members are still eligible to participate in their 12 sessions when they:
All Coast Guard veterans and their immediate family members are eligible for non-medical counseling services through Military OneSource for up to 365 days after separation or retirement.
The non-medical counseling through Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program are confidential and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program is anonymous, too. This means:
Privacy protections ensure your personal information will not be:
Exceptions to privacy include:
Confidential non-medical counseling is a 24-hour service that is available in four formats:
You can access Military OneSource confidential non-medical counseling online or by calling 800-342-9647 (a Military OneSource consultant will assess your needs and give you a referral).
To access Military and Family Life Counseling Program confidential non-medical counseling, contact one of the following:
Reach out for a counseling session today — having support when you need it makes dealing with life’s rough spots a bit easier.
Stay mentally fit by taking advantage of the Military and Family Life Counseling program available to service members and their families.
Learn more about specialty consultations.
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