Our mission is to achieve and sustain the most resilient and mentally fit Reserve force in the Nation. We will accomplish this by facilitating mental health services for Soldiers and family members who need them; by assisting operational leadership through Command consultation; by preserving unit cohesion through traumatic event management; and with the development of enduring partnerships with sister organizations. The result will be a resilient, mentally fit, and ready Army Reserve.
To be the primary behavioral health resource for the Army Reserve.
Behavioral Health is the balance between thoughts, moods, and behaviors. Disruption of this balance can result in problems like relationship conflict, worsening work or school performance, and difficulty meeting responsibilities. Maintaining behavioral health, or getting back on track once behavioral health has been disrupted, requires help and support. The Psychological Health Program can help you figure out what is going on and what you can do about it.
In 2012 a Department of Defense Instruction was published and it stated the following:
“It is DoD policy that a psychological health and readiness leadership and advocacy structure, focused on operational readiness and integration of health promotion and clinical services, shall be established throughout the DoD, and Directors of Psychological Health (DPHs) shall be designated in key positions across the Military Services, including the RC.”
The Army Reserve established the Psychological Health Program and assigned operational leadership to the USARC Surgeon. The program offers referrals for soldiers and family members, Command consultation, and Traumatic Event Management.
The USAR Psychological Health Program assists individual Soldiers to achieve optimum behavioral health. We do this by connecting geographically dispersed Soldiers and Family members with the resources they need to address behavioral health concerns. The readiness of the force depends upon the strength and resilience of every soldier.
The USAR Psychological Health Program serves to assist leaders and units by providing Command consultation. We can help leaders make informed decisions and advocate for Soldiers who are experiencing a behavioral health issue without compromising unit or mission integrity.
The USAR Psychological Health Program supports units by providing Traumatic Event Management and other group events. When a unit experiences something that could negatively impact it on an organizational level, our team can work with Commanders and Chaplains to assist the unit in processing the experience, preserving unit cohesion, and maintaining individual and collective readiness.
Please follow the link to the Army Behavioral Health Service Line policy documents library (https://info.health.mil/army/bhsl/Policy/Library/Forms/DoDI.aspx) for references and resources.
USAR DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH
COL Mary Colberg Fort Bragg, N.C.
CPT Josh Tiegreen Fort Bragg, N.C.
Stacey Feig, LPC Fort Belvoir, VA (OCAR)
63rd Readiness Division & 9th MSC
Meg Haycraft, LCSW
Amy Lindsey, Nurse Case Manager
Jill Robinson, Nurse Case Manager
81st Readiness Division & 1st MSC
Donna Brunetti, LPC, LPCC, LMHC
Cynthia Brunson, Nurse Case Manager
Kwajaleyn Myers, Nurse Case Manager
88th Readiness Division
Deb Olson, LCSW
Bruce Kyllonen, Nurse Case Manager
Martha Serbus, Nurse Case Manager
99th Readiness Division
Patricia Moloney, LCSW
Cindy Delphey, Nurse Case Manager
Army Reserve Medical Management Center (ARMMC)
Rhoda Donnelly, LCSW