May Is Mental Health Awareness Month


Mental Health Resources

We live in difficult times. With engagements overseas and economic difficulties at home, we all feel the stress of life every day. As part of the national observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Military Health System joinsMental Health America in encouraging you and your loved ones to "Live Your Life Well" by taking advantage oftools and resources inside and outside the MHS that can be of value to you and your family.

An important tool is the Military Mental Health Self-Assessment Program:

Military life, especially deployments or mobilizations, can present challenges to service members and their families that are both unique and difficult. Some are manageable, some are not. Many times we can successfully deal with them on our own. In some instances matters get worse and one problem can trigger other more serious issues. At such times it is wise to check things out and see what is really happening.That's the purpose of these totally anonymous and voluntary self-assessment tools.

Finally, and especially important considering last month's observation of the Month of the Military Child, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration isCelebrating Children's Mental Well-Being this month.

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