WASHINGTON – Life in the military is not easy. Most American families face the challenges and stress associated with typical life events – employment and work issues, paying bills, finding quality child care, and managing relationships – all but nothing. name a few. Military families, however, face additional hardships unique to their voluntary service to the nation, such as frequent relocations, soldier deployments and family separations, and adaptation to language, organizations and culture. army culture. All of these challenges and issues add to the stress for soldiers, families and units – stress that can affect readiness.
Family, friends and fellow soldiers may not always be enough to get you through a difficult time. This is when real strength means asking for help.
On October 8 at 2 p.m. EDT, the United States Army Families Forum Association will focus on programs that help Soldiers and their families prepare for and thrive in the life of the military. . The forum will highlight leaders from Military OneSource, the Military and Family Life Counseling Program and other support programs.
Military OneSource connects you – or your immediate family members – with the help you need, from spousal education and career opportunities, to issues specific to families with special needs, financial and tax advice or other important matters. See the links to these resources below.
As a Department of Defense funded program for military and military families, Military OneSource offers a call center and online support to make sure you get the help you need.
Confidential non-medical advice provides military members and their families with resources and support to solve a variety of problems and learn skills important to life’s challenges. Sessions are available through the Military and Family Life Counseling Program at facilities around the world and through Military OneSource.
The Military and Family Life Counseling Program supports service members, their families and survivors with non-medical counseling around the world. Trained to work with the military community, Military and Family Life Advisors provide valuable face-to-face counseling and introductions to the military community both on and off the facility.
Military OneSource services include confidential non-medical advice, specialist consultations, financial and language services. See the links to these resources below.
Whether you want to strengthen a relationship or get through a difficult situation, the non-medical advice from Military OneSource can help you flourish in your military life. Counseling is confidential, free, and available to you and your family. Best of all, our advisors know military life, so they understand the challenges you face.
Nine out of ten people who sought non-medical advice would use it again.
Non-medical advice is for you if you want short-term help with:
• Relationships at home and at work
• Stress management
• Marriage and communication problems
• Adaptation to military culture
• Deployment phases
• Parenting skills
• Mourning or loss
ACCESS FREE ADVISORY SERVICES
Face-to-face confidential non-medical counseling can take place in an office with a counselor located in the local community or with military and family life counselors at a facility.
Military OneSource offers counseling sessions in three other formats:
• Secure online chat
• Secure video
If non-medical advice isn’t right for you, we’ll connect you with other approved resources. Situations outside the scope of non-medical advice include:
• Long-term advice and support
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Psychological or work aptitude assessments
• Mental health diagnoses requiring medication
• Determination of a medical diagnosis
• Crisis situations
Services are intended for active duty members, the National Guard and Reserve, immediate family and survivors.
• Confidential non-medical advice is not reported to Command
• You are eligible for a maximum of 12 sessions per issue
• Services are provided by licensed mental health clinicians
• Face-to-face, phone, live chat or secure video counseling sessions
• Face-to-face sessions are also available through the Military and Family Life Counseling Program at facilities around the world.
ACCESS TO HELP FOR CHILDREN
Military OneSource provides face-to-face, non-medical counseling for children and youth ages 6 to 17. Counselors address issues such as family relationships, school issues, coping with deployment or separation, as well as grief and loss. A parent must attend each session for military children ages 6 to 12, but only the first session for youth ages 13 to 17.
Non-medical advisers can be trusted to keep your information private. However, they are required to report situations where you could be a danger to yourself or to others, situations involving domestic violence or violence against another person, child abuse or neglect, and any activity. illegal.
Need a little help navigating the adoption process? Want to better understand your benefits for Wounded Warriors? Is It Time To Explore Disabled Adult Care For Your Parents? Military OneSource provides the support of professionally trained consultants over the telephone on a wide range of issues for service members, their families and survivors. Eligible members can receive an unlimited number of specialist consultations.
Specialized consultation schedule
• Build healthy relationships
• Health and well-being coaching
• Relocation and transition of the spouse
• Assistance to the wounded warrior
• Peer-to-peer assistance
• Special needs
• Disabled adult
• Care for the elderly
Beyond specialist consultations and non-medical advice, Military OneSource offers additional interactive tools and services to help you and your family make the most of every new opportunity. See the links to these resources below.
Contact Military OneSource 24/7 to arrange confidential non-medical advice by phone at 800-342-9647 or at www.MilitaryOneSource.mil.
INTERNATIONAL CALL OPTIONS
You can access Military OneSource 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world. For instructions on international calling for your specific location, visit our International Calling Options page on Military OneSource and simply select your country of origin.
“At Military OneSource, we have one mission: to connect you to your best MilLife.”