An Overview of the Psychological Health Program’s Services
The 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. On MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, you’ll find information and contacts to help you and your Family build resiliency, including education to support overall wellness, support for family members and friends, and immediate access to help if you are experiencing troubling symptoms.
- Get to Know the Pillars of Wellness
By identifying fitness areas and learning valuable skills to improve and maintain them, service members are better able to cope with stress, navigate life changes with greater ease, and be proactive in preserving overall resiliency. These fitness areas are known as the “Pillars of Wellness.”
- For Family and Friends
- Buddy Care isn’t just for service members. Learn about behavioral health indicators and how you can make a difference for someone who may need help.
- Will My Director of Psychological Health/Psychological Health Coordinator Keep My information Confidential
- Absolutely. Your Director of Psychological Health/Psychological Health Coordinator works with you to ensure your mental health concerns are quickly addressed in a safe, confidential environment.
A recent outreach initiative provides free counseling resources for our National Guard service members and their families. Over 300 Veteran Centers coordinate with each of our states to provide counseling services during agreed-upon drill weekends, annual training and other training events. This builds upon several strong relationships many of the states already have with Vet Centers through our Yellow Ribbon Reintegration and other outreach events. Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services to combat veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a veteran returns from combat. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential.
The Military and Family Life Counseling Program supports service members, their families and survivors with non-medical counseling worldwide. Trained to work with the military community, military and family life counselors deliver valuable face-to-face counseling services, briefings and presentations to the military community both on and off the installation.