In recognition of Military Family Month -- Barbara Thompson, Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy), joined a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable on November 13th to discuss programs the Defense Department is using in order to help our nation's 2.9 million military families.
Because of my ongoing interest in helping to spread the word about people getting help for PTSD symptoms, I asked what happens if a family member calls MilitaryOneSource for help with getting military personnel to seek treatment for possible PTSD.
Ms. Thompson replied that licensed clinicians answer the phone and are able to advise family members on encouraging someone to seek help. She said, “It is really okay to ask for help.”
If you are part of a military family and suspect someone needs help with PTSD, here are the phone numbers that you can use:
Contact a MilitaryOneSource consultant now at 800.342.9647
Military Crisis Line 800.273.TALK (8255)
Click here to visit the MilitaryOneSource site now.
P.S. And if you want to read a fictional story that could help encourage people to seek help with possible PTSD, check out SOLOMON'S JUSTICE: A PTSD SHORT STORY available on Kindle at http://amzn.to/17YVSGq or read about PTSD at www.SolomonsJustice.com
And if you don't have a Kindle, you can get a free Kindle app for PC, Mac, etc. at http://budurl.com/freeKindleapp
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the Navy thriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS. Phyllis is the co-founder of the marketing consulting company Miller Mosaic LLC, which works with clients to attract more business. Read her posts at www.PhyllisZimblerMiller.com