This article was originally posted by Robyn Mincher, DCoE Strategic Communications, on the DCoE blog.
A smartphone is no longer used as just a way to call home. A service member or veteran can access mobile applications and websites that feature resources and programs to cope with psychological health concerns, and help one self-monitor behaviors and emotions. A service member can also receive one-on-one help over the phone with service-endorsed call centers that can put them in touch with a psychological health professional to mitigate serious concerns, like suicidal thoughts.
Crisis call centers such as the Veterans Crisis Line, Military OneSource and the Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline (800-984-8523) immediately connect those in need with psychological health care professionals.
The U.S. Army Family, Morale and Recreation (MWR) program offers all of the resources available on its website with Mobile MWR for the iPhone. The application features the MWR video archive with videos highlighting suicide prevention. (more…)