Find Help for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol if You’re an Active Service Member
If you’re an active Service Member, including if you’re in activated status through the Reserves or National Guard, visit the TRICARE website or call the number on the back of your insurance card.
Please note that military commanders cannot access Service Members’ mental health care information without meeting certain criteria. Department of Defense Instruction (DoDi) 6490.08 (PDF | 88 KB) lists situations in which an exception must be made such as serious risk of harm. Seeking help early prevents needing a higher level of care and potential career impact. Taking care of your mental health takes courage and is a sign of strength.
You can also:
- If you’re comfortable, ask your doctor, social worker, loved ones, or a trusted friend if they know any health care professionals or programs.
- Find a health center that provides free or low-cost care.
- If you’re a student, look for your school’s health center or peer support group.
- Learn about support groups.