Deployment | Family | Personal | Harassment | Substance Abuse | Emotional
MCCS One Source
The services of MCCS One Source supplement the existing support system for Marines and their families by providing assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via toll free telephone and Internet access. In addition, MCCS One Source supports geographically dispersed Marines and their families (recruiters, Inspector and Instructor staffs, and mobilized reservists) who do not have traditional services available. Resources are available on topics to include parenting and childcare issues, education services, financial information and counseling, legal, elder care, health and wellness, crisis support and relocation. Marines or family members seeking assistance can call 800-869-0278 in CONUS, or 800-8690-2788 OCONUS.
Marine Corps Community Services
Enhances unit and family readiness by delivering programs such as Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB), MCCS One Source/ Military One Source Information and Referral Service, Counseling Services and New Parent Support. The programs are designed specifically for Marines and families to increase their awareness of relevant readiness issues, while offering creative ideas to build a healthy family. Through proactive education, training, coordination of support services, materials and tools, MCCS promotes personal and family readiness that can be applied in everyday situations. MCCS/Military One Source is also able to coordinate counseling services for Marines and families in need of counseling support to help cope with deployment related issues, reunion concerns, parenting, childcare and other everyday issues. Marines and family members are allowed six face-to-face counseling sessions per incident with a civilian mental health practitioner for free. A Marine or family member will call a One Source consultant who will determine if there are on base resources readily available to assist the caller. If on base resources are not available, the One Source consultant will provide the caller an immediate referral to counseling assistance, and using their nationwide network of providers, will find a licensed mental health practitioner near the caller. Utilizing MCCS/Military One Source is ideal for Marines and Marine Reservists (and families) needing counseling services but who are not located near an installation. Marine and Family Services (MFS) counseling is available to those units and families in need of counseling support in the areas of combat stress, stress reduction, anger management, new parent support, and couples counseling.
- Suicide Prevention Program HQMC
- National Insititute of Mental Health (NIMH) Suicide FAQ's
- Video: Suicide Prevention - Taking Action, Saving Lives
- Video: Suicide Awareness - Making the Critical Decision
- Crisis Hotlines
Crisis hotlines provide telephone counseling for people with suicidal thoughts or feelings. Due to the anonymity involved in these services, many people are willing to contact a crisis hotline before they are willing to seek care in person. It is therefore helpful to provide hotline numbers to individuals at increased risk for suicide. Contact your local Marine and Family Services for crisis hotline numbers in your local area.
- MCCS One Source: IN CONUS 1-800-869-0278
- The National Suicide Hotline number: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)