TMD Mental Health

Mental fitness is critical to guard readiness. Feeling centered and supported can improve your day-to-day life experience, overall health, and resilience. Learn techniques here to manage moods and stress, connect to resources, and cope with whatever the day—or duty—brings you.

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What to expect in psychotherapy

Thinking about attending a therapy session for the first time might make you feel uncomfortable. You may think seeking care will make you look weak or others will lose confidence in your abilities. Know that reaching out is a sign of strength. Seeking care early can lead to positive outcomes that benefit you, your family and your unit.

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Cope with Stress

Stress can be a big part of military life, no matter what branch you support. But for National Guardsmen and reservists, the stressors you and your family face are unique. You cope with the challenges of both military and civilian life, and the transition between the two can be difficult and challenging at times.

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Anger Management 101

Feelings of anger can range from mild annoyance to full-fledged rage. It’s totally normal to feel angry sometimes, but it’s important to manage it in a positive way.

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Dispelling Myths About Depression

Depression is a mental health condition often characterized by low mood, lethargy, loss of interest in usual activities and low motivation. People with depression are likely to benefit from treatment (such as talk therapy, medication), but many service members do not get help when they have symptoms.

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Creating Healthy Habits

When it comes to taking care of ourselves, we often focus more on our physical body. However, maintaining your mind is just as important, and there are habits we can do every day to improve our mental health. Just like our body needs to get into a routine, so does our brain. Focusing on your mental health can build confidence and hope, improve your immune system, increase productivity, and even help you live longer. What better way than to start off small and add in little activities each day? To boost your overall happiness, lower stress, and even improve your physical health, do these things daily.

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Resilience Skill of the Month:

Assertive Communication and the Ideal Model

Resilience "Skill of the month"

ATC: Activating Event, Thoughts, & Consequences

Get Help

  • Psychological Health Coordinator
    512-656-3041
  • Director of Psychological Health
    (512) 228-2334
  • Chaplain
    512-507-2840
    email: jeremy.s.stirm.mil@mail.mil
  • Counseling - Texas Military Department
    512-782-5069 (24/7)
  • Ready and Resilient
    1-866-966-1020
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
    512-565-4410
  • TMD JFHQ - SAPR/SHARP Counselor
    512-782-5640
    email: Nathaniel.w.morgan3.nfg@mail.mil

What we do

The Psychological Health Coordinator (PHC) is a licensed mental health professional committed to providing services and expertise to members of the National Guard. Targeted areas of support are:


Assistance to Service Members and their families through assessment, referral, clinical case management, and education. Services are voluntary, and at no cost to the Service Member or family.


Clinical consultation for Command leadership at all levels. This extends to all activities aimed at promoting wellness. 
 

Chaplains care for the spiritual well-being of Soldiers regardless of their religious backgrounds, ministering to their needs and helping them meet challenges in areas like religion, spirituality, morals and morale.

Our counselors meet with Service Members and/or their Family Members who are experiencing a desire for support around such things as stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, sleep difficulties and family or relationship struggles--we also work with individuals to promote general wellness and good health.

Counseling is available by telephone, internet and face-to-face and is confidential and free of cost.  Confidentiality is strictly maintained and information will not be released to any party without your permission.*

*Exceptions to confidentiality include risk of self-harm or harm to others plus any report regarding abuse or neglect of a child, elderly or disabled individual.
 

Building Resiliency * Enhancing Performance - The Army National Guard (ARNG) Resilience Program educates Soldiers on 14 skills designed to provide emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and family fitness. All Soldiers are required to receive training on 14 of these skills every two years.  By building resiliency skills, you can develop your ability to understand your own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as the thoughts and behaviors of others. Resiliency helps you:

  • Cope with stress
  • Overcome setbacks
  • Solve problems
  • Remain task-focused
  • Perform under pressure
  • Build confidence
  • Decrease helplessness, depression, and anxiety
  • Improve relationship connections

All of these skills are key components to you being mission-ready. ALWAYS READY AND RESILIENT - LONESTAR.

The SAPR office is committed to eliminating incidents of sexual assault by instituting a policy focused on increasing awareness through prevention and education, victim-centered support, intimidation free reporting, thorough investigation, and accountability for those who commit sexual assault crimes.

Additionally, we offer individual Counseling free of charge to service members and TMD employees regarding challenges associated with sexual assault or domestic violence.