If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, please CALL 988 or go to your nearest emergency room for treatment and support.
Military life is stressful. In the 2021 Military Family Support Programming Report, 46.2% of military family respondents shared that they had accessed mental health care for themselves or an immediate family member in the past two years.
While most respondents shared that they were satisfied overall with the care they and their family members received, the lack of available caregivers and appointments continued to be a pain point. Families who sought providers experienced long wait times. Those who already found their provider and were searching for continued support experienced gaps of care, and even medication, due to long wait times between appointments.
But it is important for families to remember that help is available and there are a variety of ways to access valuable resources and services.
As MFAN continues to focus on efforts around the Family Health Scale, we encourage ALL military families to continue the conversation around mental health and seek the support they need to thrive.
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Delia Johnson – Director of Programs, MFAN
Melissa Comeau – Director, Military and Veteran Caregiver Network
Rachel Moyers, PhD – Outreach & Engagement, Military and Veteran Caregiver Network
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- American Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network provides a variety of resources and online peer networking groups to help connect caregivers to mental health tools and resources for themselves and their service member.
- Military OneSource offers a variety of mental health resources, including information on the Military and Family Life Counseling Program (MFLC) and opportunities for free counseling services for service members and their dependents, ages 12 and up.
- Learn more about mental health care benefits available through TRICARE and connect with a provider in your area.
Check out these non-profit organizations who provide information, tools, and resources for military families looking for mental health support: