Psychological Health Program
WHO WE ARE

An Army Reserve specific program who understands the stressors of the Army Reserve Soldiers’  responsibilities of balancing a civilian job, school, family, work, and being a soldier.

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.

Mission

To achieve and sustain the most resilient and mentally fit Reserve force in the Nation. We will accomplish this by facilitating behavioral health services for Soldiers and family members who need them. Assist operational leadership through Command consultation, preserving unit cohesion through traumatic event management, and developing enduring partnerships with sister organizations.

VISION

To provide trained, ready, and proficient psychological health professionals who are passionate about delivering world-class behavior health services to USAR Soldiers across the nation.

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SERVICES
Commanders
  • Provide subject matter expertise on behavioral health matters and procedures (i.e., Command Directed Behavior Health Evaluations profiles)
  • Offer consultation, upon request, or following Command Critical Incident Response (CCIR)
  • Provide postvention and provider support for units after the loss of a Soldier
  • Make available tools for Commanders to assist in their decision-making
  • Work in partnership with DoD and Non DoD agencies and programs to protect the Force
 
Soldiers & Families
  • Offer clinical assessment and referrals for mental health, employment, housing, finances, etc.
  • Provide Case Management
  • Assist with profile management and line of duties (LOD)
  • Review medical records
  • Serve as a liaison for civilian providers and Army policy requirements
  • Advocate for care coordination and continuity
  • Facilitate communication with leadership

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Commanders

Can I send my Soldier to see you? Where are you located?

  • We have staff attached to each Readiness Divisions; they are accessible via email or phone.

Why do I have to send Soldiers to a Military Treatment Facility for Command Directed Behavioral Health Evaluations (CDBHE)?

  • CDBHE are for a variety of concerns including fitness for duty, occupational requirements, safety issues, significant changes in performance, or behavior changes that may be attributable to possible mental status changes. Military treatment facility providers have in-depth knowledge of service requirements and understand the process to complete these specific evaluations.

 

Soldiers

Why did I get a profile after my PHA, PDHA, PDHRA?

  • LHI reviews all answers that you provide, based on the combined responses LHI recommends a profile be initiated. A provider who will determine if a temporary profile is required reviews the documentation. If the provider agrees with LHI's assessment, AR-MMC will write the temporary profile.

How can I get rid of a profile?

  • You must provide appropriate medical documentation to AR-MMC that supports the removal of the profile.

Will this program affect my profile or be on my record?

  • No to both, calls and emails are confidential.

Will civilian employers know about it?

  • The military does not provide information to your civilian employers.

Will the Army pay for my treatment?

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

What if I cannot afford insurance or treatment?

PHP will assist soldiers and families to find resources that are inexpensive or possibly free.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect any Soldier, of any rank, any background, ethnicity or life experience. In this video, Brig. Gen. Ernest Litynski, the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command commanding general, shares his personal story of recovery from trauma in hope to encourage others to seek the same help that changed his life for the better. (U.S. Army Reserve video production by Calvin Reimold, Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson, Spc. Maria Casneiro)
DoD Resources

Suicide Prevention Program

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention

Chaplain

ASAP

Army Reserve Family Programs (Connects Soldiers and Family to resources within their community.)

Army Reserve Medical Management Center (Profiles, medical evaluation boards)

Army Reserve Care Program (formerly known as Warrior Transition Program)

Private Public Partnership (P3 - Employment opportunities and training for Soldiers)

Strong Bonds (Fun individual, family and couple retreats; get paid to attend a relationship retreat run by the Chaplains Program)

TRICARE Reserve (Health plan for members of the Selected Reserve and their families)

eBenefits (Provide Service Members, Veterans, & eligible dependents the ability to manage their VA & DoD benefits, claims, and military documents)

WHAT IS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH?

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.