People who live through a traumatic event sometimes suffer its effects long after the real danger has passed. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Community outreach is defined as an endeavor by an organization to connect its ideas or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or the general public. The National Guard Family Program Community Outreach focuses on connecting Guard families with local, regional and national organizations in support of their everyday lives at home.
Understanding and identifying a substance use problem can be the beginning of a better life. Learn how to identify the warning signs of substance use disorders and addictive behavior and where to get help. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.
“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.
An estimated one in five American adults experience a diagnosable mental health disorder each year. Many of these conditions are common and treatable, yet many people suffer in silence because of the stigma and shame. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.
Everybody deserves a safe relationship. When it comes to domestic abuse, it can happen to anyone ─ and each person’s situation is different. The Family Advocacy Program is committed to supporting victims, service members and their families impacted by domestic abuse through victim advocacy and crisis intervention.
The military knows that everyone needs help at times and offers a variety of support options to service members and their families. In addition to the confidential, free non-medical counseling available through Military OneSource, there are other types of counseling and therapy available through other avenues.
Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.
Service members put their life on the line to protect our country. But serious risks may lurk in everyday life for some with intense trainings or as the pace of military life suddenly gets faster and for prolonged periods. And that can be even harder and more confusing to deal with as a loved one.
Stress isn’t all bad. It can motivate you to change behavior and develop coping skills, especially in military life. However, constant and severe stress often causes health issues and performance problems. Military OneSource provides tips for recognizing and dealing with the symptoms of stress. While Military OneSource does not provide health care services, it does offer non-medical counseling and information about your benefits. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.
Since 2011, openly gay, lesbian and bisexual men and women have been permitted to serve in the military. Acceptance for LGBTQ in the military expanded with the lifting of the transgender ban in 2021.