Mental Health Resources for Military Dependents

Your well-being and mental health is, and will always be, important.

As a military dependent, you face hardships and struggles unique to the lifestyle, and finding resources on your own can seem overwhelming.

That is why I have complied this list!

Here you will find crisis hotlines, apps, websites, and other resources available to you as a military dependent.

Crisis Hotlines

For immediate mental help, use one of these hotlines.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – This hotline is a free, 24/7 suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis.

Military Crisis LineThis free hotline is designed for all service members, veterans, and their family and friends. You can call, text, or chat online, and they service both CONUS and OCONUS.

Crisis Text Line – Text “Hello” to 741741 to connect for free to a crisis counselor for resources and help.

Psychological Health Resource Center – This free hotline is an excellent resource related to combat, reintegration, types of treatment, how to receive treatment, and other military-related mental health topics.


Tricare

Tricare covers many different forms of treatment for mental health. (see the full list here)

Some of the treatments covered include psychotherapy (aka talk therapy), family therapy, and eating disorder treatment.


Websites

AfterDeployment – This is designed to provide wellness support for families and service members after a deployment, and the common issues that arise.

Moving Forward – This is a free educational program to help you better handle life’s challenges.

National Institute of Mental Health – This provides information of a variety of mental health issues.

Military OneSource – This website is a comprehensive resource for all things military.


Apps

Headspace – This mindfulness and meditation app usually costs $95.88, but through Blue Star Families, you can get it for FREE.

Spiritune – This app delivers scientifically-informed music solutions to help manage emotional health through music therapy. Usually costing $299, you can get this app for FREE through Blue Star Families.


Screenings

Mental Health America has a mental health test you can take for free to screen yourself for symptoms of mental health conditions.

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