The Psychological Health Program was designed to address the unique challenges that National Guard member faces:
- NG armories and wings are community based and seldom within the catchment area of military treatment facilities.
- All care is received externally received thru TRICARE, Veterans Health Administration (VA) and private health insurance provided through a Guard’s member’s or spouse’s civilian employer.
- National Guard members live the life of a civilian prior to and following deployment; most train once a month in a small unit that does not have embedded mental health workers; they must rely on community resources to assist them in their readjustment.
- We recognize TBI, PTSD, mental and emotional disorders, alcoholism and/or other drug abuse are treatable conditions. Anyone suffering from these conditions should receive assistance.
Services are available to individual NG members to help with the resolution of personal problems, and enhance the ability to balance and manage both work and other life responsibilities, improve operational readiness, and civilian work performance.