Psychological Health Program
Sometimes strength means asking for help. The National Guard Psychological Health Program provides the assistance you and your family need, whether you’re dealing with stress, work or family issues. The PHP has directors of psychological health in every state, territory and the District of Columbia.
About the Psychological Health Program
Learn about our goals, our vision, and the leadership team that strives to extend mental health support to the National Guard community.
Spouses and Partners: Loving Someone in the Military
National Guard spouses and partners play an important role in the health and well-being of their service member. Whether it’s maintaining a household or providing emotional support, being a partner to a service member may present greater challenges as well as greater opportunities to be close to one another.
The Pillars of Wellness
Understanding the five areas of resilience can help you achieve resiliency and successfully meet the challenges that many military members experience.
Your Psychological Health Program Questions, Answered.
Get answers to questions that people are asking about the National Guard Bureau Psychological Health Program.
An Overview of the Psychological Health Program’s Services
he National Guard Psychological Health Program is here for you, with Directors of Psychological Health in every state, territory and the District of Columbia to ensure you receive the care you deserve.
National Guard Families and Friends
Being there for the ones you care about can make a difference in the life of a service member or a member of your family. Learn how to support soldiers, airmen and each other.
Spiritual Wellness: The Importance of Hope, Connection and Purpose
Spirituality is expressed in many forms, whether tied to a religion, a moral philosophy, or an inherent sense of connectedness with something greater than oneself. In any form, spirituality is always personal.
Everyone needs a wingman or battle buddy. Service members often refer to their unit as a “second family” who they can turn to for support, friendship, and even protection.
Service members in the National Guard need to maintain a level of optimal physical performance (after all, that’s what the PT test is for), but that’s not the only reason to be physically fit.
Family Wellness: Strengthen Your Family Ties
The first support community we join as human beings is our family unit. Service members thrive best with support from their families, and families in turn cope better with their service member’s active participation in helping the family stay strong in the face of unique challenges they face as part of the National Guard community.
Emotional wellness can be a difficult concept to peg – it seems all facets of health connect in some way to your emotions, whether you feel joyful at seeing your favorite sports team win, worried about your deployment, angry at losing a loved one, or any of the myriad emotional responses that everyday life can trigger.
When A Son or Daughter Deploys
Parents can experience a wide range of emotions regarding their son or daughter’s service in the National Guard, from pride in their accomplishments to fear for their safety.
National Guard Kids are Heroes, Too
National Guard kids deserve as much care and support as service members do. Military children face unique challenges from other children.
“I think I need help.” These words can empower change and begin the journey toward self-discovery and healing. If you know you need assistance, don’t wait to ask for help. Contact the Military Crisis Line to connect with a trained counselor with a single phone call or click of a mouse.