You may find that you are in need of mental health supports while you are posted to the U.S. There are numerous resources available to you from both the United States Military Readiness Centers, as well as from the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS). Check out our Mental Health Brochure.
OUTCAN Mental Health Resources
There are supports available for you!
U.S. Base Guides
To locate supports that may be available to you via the U.S. system with your U.S. Military ID or Dependent ID card, go to MYBASEGUIDES, where you can locate the base with services nearest your family.
Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP)
CFMAP can connect you immediately and confidentially with a trained counsellor 24 hours a day, at no cost to you. They can also help you locate mental health professionals in your location. For more information, go to CFMAP.
Family Information Line
For general mental health resources and information, contact the Canadian Family Information Line (FIL) 24 hours a day, for a confidential conversation and information.
To learn more, go to FIL.
MFS(US) Social Worker
MFS(US) has a dedicated social worker, offering supportive counselling to military families over the phone or virtually. Learn more HERE.
Strongest Families Institute
Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support:
COACHING FOR FAMILIES EXPERIENCING BEHAVIORAL ISSUES OR ANXIETY.
Strongest Families Institute is a not-for-profit corporation providing evidence-based services to children and families seeking help for mental health and other issues impacting health and well-being. They provide timely care to families by teaching skills through their unique distance coaching approach – supporting families over the phone and Internet in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Get more info HERE.
Website: Wellness Together Canada (French services on the website only)
Crisis Text Line: Text "Wellness" to 741741 (English only Crisis Counselors 24/7)
Wellness Together Canada offers the following at no cost to Canadians:
Services are for all ages and available for Canadians living OUTCAN.
- Wellness self-assessment and tracking.
- Self guided courses, apps, and other resources.
- Group coaching and community of support.
- Counselling by text or phone.
For even more MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES.