Behavioral health specialists report depression and suicide rates increase into the post-holiday period. Regular counseling sessions should include discussions about mental health. Some resources found on base are the Behavioral Health Community Counseling Program and Family Advocacy Program, military and family life counselors, the Families Overcoming Under Stress team, the operational stress control and readiness team, the hospital mental health department, the substance abuse control officer and the command chaplain. Other sources include the DSTRESS line at DSN 645-7734 or 098-970-7734; the Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK; or Military OneSource, which can be reached through a DSN line at 145.
For more mental health resources, visit the Military.com Mental Health and Wellness section.