About Military Pathways: Mental Health Screening & Info
To help those who may be struggling, the Department of Defense teamed up with the
nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health®, to launch Military
Pathways (formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program®).
The program is available online, over the phone, and at special events held at installations
worldwide. It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments
for family members and service personnel in all branches including the National
Guard and Reserve. The self-assessments are a series of questions that, when linked
together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling and whether they
could benefit from talking to a health professional.
The primary goals of the program are to reduce stigma, raise awareness about mental
health, and connect those in need to available resources. The self-assessments address
depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder,
alcohol use and bipolar disorder. After an individual completes a self-assessment,
s/he is provided with referral information including services provided through the
Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.