These resources connect service members and their families to a variety of non-medical counseling options related to deployment, mobilization and mental health concerns.
Deployment Health Clinical Center — This website provides information on emerging health concerns for service members and their families. It also includes many helpful links related to deployment and health, and provides contact information for a number of additional resources.
Force Health Protection and Readiness — This website was established by the Department of Defense as an additional resource to address deployment-related concerns for troops and family members. The Directorate also provides a toll-free, direct hotline number at 800-497-6261, for service members and their families with deployment-related questions.
DoD Mental Health Self-Assessment program — This site offers a mental health and alcohol screening and referral program for military families and service members affected by deployment and mobilization. This voluntary and anonymous program is offered online, by phone, and through special events held at installations and reserve units. Anonymous self-assessments are available for depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol use, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Individualized results and military health resources, including TRICARE, VA Centers, and Military OneSource, are provided at the end of every assessment. Online assessment tools can be accessed here.
Military and Family Life Counseling program, on-demand and surge support — The MFLC program provides non-medical counseling support for active-duty service members, National Guard and reserve service members (regardless of their activation status) and their families. Department of Defense civilian personnel designated as civilian expeditionary workforce members and their families are also eligible for Military OneSource and MFLC counseling. The MFLCs provide psycho-educational presentations on a variety of topics, surge and on-demand event support to assist with emerging issues such as deployment, reintegration events, family days and drill weekends. Financial counselors are also available to address a range of issues from basic budgeting and money management, to savings and investments. The on-demand program is available at no cost and provides an anonymous and confidential service to troops and families. On-Demand Request Form