Why Talk To A Professional

Because your mental health deserves expert care. In a world where stress, anxiety, and life’s challenges can feel overwhelming, our team of experienced therapists is here to be your compass in the storm. Please don’t go through these struggles alone; let us help you find your way to calmer shores. Connect with us today, and together, we’ll work towards building a stronger and happier you.

How Can I Assist a Comrade in Arms?

Strengthening our military forces is a group effort. If you’re worried about a friend or colleague, the most important thing you can do is ask about their well-being and listen without judging. The signs of a mental health condition can sometimes make people not realize that taking care of their mental health is important for mission success, just like physical health. They might not know that their worries could be a sign of a mental illness. Be patient, offer support, and remind them that anyone in the military can be affected by mental health issues.

Tell your fellow service member that the main goal of the armed forces is to have a strong fighting force. Share this information, emphasizing that getting advice and treatment from a counselor or medical officer won’t hurt their career or security clearance, and that all service members have a duty to build resilience by seeking help when needed.

If someone tells you about a mental health concern, don’t dismiss it or say it will go away, even if you want to comfort them. Military life and deployment can put soldiers at risk for mental health issues, and dealing with them can be hard. The military’s medical system needs everyone’s help in encouraging timely mental health treatment to prevent things from getting worse.

For more guidance, suggest that your friend contact the confidential counselors at Military One Source (1-800-342-9647).