As a part of National Depression Screening Day, the Department of Defense is offering free, anonymous mental health screening at U.S. military installations worldwide to educate Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families on the symptoms of depression and to develop appropriate courses of action. The effort is part of the Department of Defense’s Military Pathways program, which offers Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families the opportunity to take anonymous mental health self-assessments in-person, online, or over the telephone.
The free assessments help individuals identify symptoms linked with mental health disorders, provide contact information for clinicians and resources, and reinforce that facing personal struggles is a sign of courage. The in-person assessments involve a brief questionnaire and an opportunity to speak with a health care professional. For a listing of participating military installations, please visit www.MilitaryMentalHealth.org and select your state from the “Screening Locator” box in the bottom right hand corner.
If you are unable to visit a military installation, Military Pathways has also set up www.MilitaryMentalHealth.org to allow Soldiers, Veterans, and Families to complete confidential self-assessments online and over the phone 24/7, 365 days a year.
For more information on the program or to take a screening online, visit www.MilitaryMentalHealth.org or call 1-877-877-3647