If you or someone you know is experiencing:
- stress or anxiety
- irritability or anger
- lack of motivation or interest
- feelings of isolation
- drug or alcohol dependence
- other troubling behavior
These may be outward signs of post-traumatic stress, depression, or other behavioral health issues. Talk with a health professional so you can...live the life you deserve!
National Guard Bureau Psychological Health Program
The Mission of the National Guard Psychological Health Program is to advocate, promote, and guide National Guard members and their families by supporting psychological fitness for operational readiness. All service members are eligible for the Psychological Health Program regardless of branch. Services include direct 24/7/365 access to your state Director of Psychological Health, assessments, behavioral health resource identification and support, communication of applicable benefits and other counseling services, referral services, case management services and other education and training.
New Mexico Veteran and Family Support Services (VFSS)
Program has been created in response to the increased need for enhanced services for returning veterans and their families. New Mexico has commissioned and funded this program to provide assistance in dealing with the realities of deployment, combat, and the process of reintegration home. Spurred by the increasing numbers of veterans returning from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, the program is available to all veterans, active duty military, and their families who face challenges from the effects of combat.
- Link to web site: VFSS
- Phone is: 1-877-929-9797.
Military One Source
Counseling sessions are kept confidential, within certain guidelines. All counseling adheres to the same informed consent, Confidentiality/Privacy, and reportable-event protocols. A family member may seek counseling without the knowledge or consent of the service member. A Military One Source consultant can explain the limits of confidentiality in more detail. 1-800-342-9647. Refer to MOS site for eligibility and service delivery systems by clicking on: Military OneSource
Military Family Life Consultant
Counselors can help you and your family problem solve with issues resulting from deployment, reunions, reintegration and other times of change including: Marriage and Relationship Issues; Family Issues; Stress and Anxiety; Depression; Grief and Loss;Anger management; Parent and child communication. Soldiers and families are entitled to up to twelve prepaid, face-to-face counseling sessions per issue.
- Web site may be found by clicking on: MFLC
- CALL: 1-888-755-9355
Department of Veterans Affairs
- Suicide Prevention 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
- Military Sexual Trauma 1-800-827-1000 Veterans should feel free to ask to meet with a clinician of the same or opposite sex if it would make them feel more comfortable.