Psychological Health Program
Psychological Health Program
Depression is one of the most common behavioral health problems that affect military and family readiness. There are many resources available, including the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255.

You are not alone.

  • PHP is an Army Reserve specific program. PHP understands the stressors of the Army Reserve Soldiers"  responsibilities at civilian job, school, family, work and being a soldier. If you or your family are having behavioral health concerns, we are here to assist.  We may also be able to help you find resources for financing, housing, job, family, etc.
  • The Psychological Health Program run by USARC's Surgeon Directorate, has points of contacts in each Readiness Division ready to assist you, give them a call. Services are confidential.


How can you tell if you need help?

  • Sleep problems – too much, not enough, difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Mood changes - Irritable or angry without knowing why
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Drinking alcohol or using drugs to help with sleep, anxiety or to forget
  • Increase or decrease in eating habits
  • Lack of motivation


Who can you talk to?

  • Talking to one of our professionals
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Leaders
  • Chaplain
  • Peers
  • Counselors


How does it work?

  • If you are thinking about suicide call the crisis hotline now 1-800-273-8255 (press 1 for the service member line)
  • Call us – see map for what regional command your unit falls under and who your POC is
  • All calls and emails are confidential
  • PHP will assist you in finding resources to assist you

Click for Regional Map and Points of Contacts


Will the Army Reserve pay for it?

  • YES…If you have an approved line of duty
  • YES…If you are on specific orders that entitle you to care at a military treatment facility
  • MAYBE…If the injury occurred or aggravated while in military status as long as there is no other reason for the cause of injury i.e. alcohol or drugs related
  • NO…If the injury occurred not on military status 


How will care be paid for if the Army Reserve does not pay for it?

  • VA - Eligibility varies from soldier to soldier
  • Your Insurance
  • No insurance – you may qualify for free services through local, state, federal, or private organizations


Am I eligible for a soldier recovery unit?

  • Eligibility is a case by case review
  • Requires an approved line of duty, unless recommended and approved at a demobilization site
  • See DoD Resources on home page


What if I have been referred for a Command Directed Behavioral Health Evaluation (CDBHE)?

  • Commanders and supervisors have the authority to order a CDBHE if they believe there is a mental health concern. You must comply
  • Your command will set up the appointment at the closest military treatment facility
  • Your command may or may not send an escort with you
  • Your appointment is confidential but your commander has the right to certain information
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment recommendations
  • Fitness for duty