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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)

Mental Health Toolkit

The Military Health System has many resources available to help any service member, families, or veteran beneficiaries who are struggling with mental health challenges. We've developed the materials in this toolkit to give you content you can share at any time to educate your audiences about mental health topics.

Search for Key Messages and Graphics by Topic

Mental Health is Health

collage of images from the Mental Health ToolkitGeneric messages and images to promote mental health. | Explore the Toolkit

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Key messages, videos, and graphics to raise awareness about PTSD. | Explore the Toolkit

Seeking Care with TRICARE

Materials to nudge beneficiaries to seek mental health care. | Explore the Toolkit

Suicide Prevention

Key messages and graphics to promote suicide prevention. | Explore the Toolkit

Mental Health Awareness Month

Use this content in May—Mental Health Awareness Month. | Explore the Toolkit

Avoid Stigmatizing Language

When developing content for web, social media or print, use these alternatives to avoid stigmatizing language:

  • Say “diagnosed with” instead of “mentally disabled/suffering from”
  • Use phrases like “a person with schizophrenia” instead of “schizophrenic” to avoid defining individuals by their condition.
  • Use phrases like “suicidal behaviors” instead of “suicide threats” to avoid downplaying or becoming overly graphic with statements.
  • Use updated, accurate terminology:
    • Say “mental disorder” instead of mental disease.
    • Say “psychiatric treatment facility” instead of “mental institution”

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