Everyone reacts to stress and traumatic experiences differently. While some have reactions that can be seen as normal responses to life events, others may experience signs or symptoms of more serious conditions.
Mental health and substance misuse conditions can affect anyone; you are not alone
. The Military Health System has many resources available to help those who need it.
If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat at 988Lifeline.org
. 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Lyster Army Health Clinic Mental Health
Our facility offers the following mental health services:
- Individual/group psychotherapy
- Medication management
- Nurse case management
- Evaluation – separation, security clearance, sanity boards, command-directed, aeromedical
- Triage or walk-in
- Referral to subspecialty or higher level of care – neuropsychology, forensic psychiatry/psychology, inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient
- Community outreach – classes, unit risk meetings, prevention activities
Service members and Family members involved in domestic violence cases are referred to Family Advocacy Program. The services offered are assessment, treatment, case management, referral to local agencies and community outreach.
Please arrive 30 minutes early to your appointments to ensure the Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP) questionnaire is completed. BHDP is a tri-service outcome and screening tool that all patients need to complete prior to the start of their appointment. Arriving early ensures the questionnaire can be completed and not interfere with session time.
For emergency and off-duty hours, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Following any Behavioral Health related ER visit, Service Members should report to the LAHC BH clinic at 0730 on the first business day after the ER visit or inpatient discharge. Bring your ER or inpatient discharge summary with you. Appointment is not required for walk-in.
Military Health System Programs and Resources
Military Crisis Line
Call, text, or chat with the Military Crisis Line
which provides free support for all service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all veterans, even if they are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA health care.
Military OneSource provides comprehensive information, resources and assistance for every aspect of military life as well as access to confidential Military Family Life Counselors in your community. Military OneSource also provides resources so you can manage stress and access benefits and tools to help you stay strong in body and mind. This page provides access to self-care mobile applications developed by DOD, VA, and other partners. All mobile applications are free and for iOS and/or Android devices. Visit www.militaryonesource.mil or call 1-800-342-9647
The inTransition Program is a free, confidential program that provides specialized coaching and assistance for service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, and retirees who need access to mental health care during a transition period (i.e., relocation, return from deployment, transitioning out of active duty), or any other time they need a new mental health provider, or need a provider for the first time. Visit www.health.mil/inTransition or call 1-800-424-7877.
Real Warriors Campaign
The Real Warriors Campaign aims to break down the stigma associated with mental health care and encourages service members to reach out for help when they need it. Find articles with support resources, along with video profiles featuring service members and veterans.
What TRICARE Covers
TRICARE covers medically and psychologically necessary mental health and substance use care. This includes both inpatient and outpatient care.
Getting Mental Health Care
See a Complete List of Covered Services