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Cpl. Anthony Gray practices yoga with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, April 13, 2018. Over 100 Marines and Sailors with MWHS-1 participated in this event in order to build camaraderie and unit cohesion. Gray, from Muscatine, Iowa, is an intelligence specialist with MWHS-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)
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Mental Health is Health

The Military Health System has many resources available to help any service member, families, or veteran beneficiaries who are struggling with mental health challenges. Use any of the generic images in this section and pair them with key messages to educate your audience about mental health and mental health resources.

Key Messages

  • Protecting, optimizing, and defending your mental health is vital to the well-being of everyone and to the readiness of our military force. 
  • Seeking help is a sign of strength.
  • Defending your mental health means making your mental health a priority. 
  • No matter what you're facing, you don’t have to go at it alone. It’s ok to ask for help.
  • Don’t wait until you're in crisis to make your mental health a priority. 
    • Reduce stressors you can control.
    • Increase the use of supports, including mental health services.
    • DOD offers many resources that can help regardless of the degree of challenge you are facing.
    • Mental health checkups can be routine, just like routine dental and primary care checkups.


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