No matter what problems you’re dealing with, there are resources available to help you, and people to lean on for support. As part of the Army Family, you’re never alone. You have a strong, supportive community that understands the challenges you face and how you feel because they have experienced the challenges and felt the way you do.
Seeking help is a sign of strength. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or let someone know you’re struggling. Support from others can help you overcome challenges, cope during difficult times, find hope, and improve your well-being.
If you find it difficult to ask for help, practice! First, identify problems you’re having or areas you could use support in. Then, think about who you could ask for help and what you might say. It may be helpful to create an outline or write down what you want to say. Finally, ask for help.
· Military OneSource
Offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching, and non-medical counseling for many aspects of military life (e.g., tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation, and deployment tools, etc.).
o Website: https://www.militaryonesource.mil
o Call: 1-800-342-9647
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress; you can call to talk about lots of things like substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness.
o Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
o Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
· Military Crisis Line
Provides 24/7, free and confidential support to Service Members and Veterans in crisis; staffed by caring, qualified responders who understand what Service Members have been through and the challenges that members of the military and their loved one’s face
o Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), press 1, or call the number below if in the following locations:
- Europe: 00800 1273 8255
- Korea: 0808 555 118
- Afghanistan: 00 1 800 273 8255