The US Military has a program referred to as TriCare, it is the program that replaced the former CHAMPUS military Servicemember medical benefit program. It is a program of extensive and broad based coverage that is available to members serving in all 5 military Services, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Navy, US Army, and the US Coast Guard. It also provides Maritime Marine benefits on a limited basis for certain personnel. The coverage that TriCare gives to all members of the Armed Forces and their dependents is not only medical, but also dental and other medical support. One of the additional benefits is behavior health care support.
Members of the Armed Forces who are on active duty can readily access health care, including behavioral care from their unit care provider. The nice thing that is featured in TriCare medical care is that if services are not available, then a referral is made to another TriCare supported facility. Stress, depression, chemical dependency issues, manic mood swings, even alcohol abuse are all things that can be aided by seeking TriCare Services. When a Servicemember has an emergency situation then they should seek care at their local ER or emergency facility. TriCare Medical and Behavior related support allows Servicemembers to receive assistance and support without endangering their military standing or careers. Support for a wide range of conditions and diseases are supported, and these are covered by elements of TriCare and their umbrella organizations. One of the most recent additions to overall TriCare services helps Servicemembers deal with service-connected situations they have encountered. There is lot of flexibility for the Servicemember and their dependents. If medical services required are not urgent, then it is advisable to seek medical care at the facilities that support TriCare. The broad based medical coverage is a benefit to all military people, and it has gotten an upgrade for modern service in the last twenty years .
Sometimes these mental health issues are ones that would cause people to feel embarrassment or shame, but there have been directed efforts at making this less of an issue. It is realized that there are situations of delayed trauma and stress that TriCare needs to be supportive of. Some of these issues are hidden on the surface, but they come out later.