Back to Top Skip to main content Skip to sub-navigation

Real Warriors Campaign

Text on banner: Real Warriors, Real Battles, Real Strength

The Real Warriors Campaign promotes a culture of support for psychological health by encouraging the military community to reach out for help whether coping with the daily stresses of military life, or concerns like depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. Founded in 2009, the campaign supports the Defense Department's Psychological Health Center of Excellence in its mission to break the stigma associated with psychological health concerns and encourage those who are coping with a psychological health concern to seek help. The campaign links service members, veterans and their families with care and provides free, confidential resources including online articles, print materials, videos and podcasts. If you or someone you know is coping with any concerns, know that reaching out is a sign of strength.


Psychological Health Resource Center (PHRC) Live Chat - Visit the 24/7 PHRC Live Chat to speak directly with a trained psychological health resource consultant. Conversations are free and confidential.

You also may be interested in...

Understanding and Coping with Natural and Human-made Disasters

Video
6/23/2021
Understanding and Coping with Natural and Human-made Disasters

Disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, and peacetime terrorist attacks, can negatively impact your psychological health. Learn how to manage your stress reactions.

Recommended Content:

Psychological Fitness | Disaster Prep Toolkit | Real Warriors Campaign

Avoiding Substance Misuse as a Coping Mechanism

Video
6/23/2021
Avoiding Substance Misuse as a Coping Mechanism

Military life is rewarding, yet often stressful. Learn five options to help you find healthy ways to cope with stress.

Recommended Content:

Substance Abuse | Psychological Fitness | Real Warriors Campaign

You Are Your Partner's Biggest Support

Video
6/23/2021
You Are Your Partner's Biggest Support

Military life can be difficult for couples. Learn how to keep your relationship resilient to endure difficult times and stay mission ready.

Recommended Content:

Psychological Fitness | Real Warriors Campaign

5 Tips to Manage Anger

Video
6/23/2021
5 Tips to Manage Anger

When dealing with the stresses of military life, anger can become frequent or intense. Use these tips to manage anger in a healthy way.

Recommended Content:

Psychological Fitness | Anger | Real Warriors Campaign

4 Steps to Getting Care for Invisible Wounds

Video
6/23/2021
4 Steps to Getting Care for Invisible Wounds

When it comes to invisible wounds, you don’t have to go it alone. Take the first step and learn how you can get connected with a health care provider.

Recommended Content:

Psychological Fitness | Real Warriors Campaign

Taking the First Step to Access Behavioral Health Care

Video
6/21/2021
Taking the First Step to Access Behavioral Health Care

Seeking care early = a healthier life. Learn how you can get connected with a health care provider.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign | Psychological Fitness

59 Sec PSA: Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson

Video
6/21/2021
59 Sec PSA: Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson

After hitting rock bottom, Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson decided to reach out for help for alcohol misuse. With support from his family, friends and healthcare providers, Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson completed his second round of ADAPT, and is now sharing messages of strength with his military brothers and sisters.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign

29 Sec PSA: Retired Sgt. Josh Hopper

Video
6/21/2021
29 Sec PSA: Retired Sgt. Josh Hopper

The significance of reaching out and receiving help for a traumatic brain injury or psychological health issue are vividly illustrated in these public service announcements presenting the story of Retired Sgt. Josh Hopper, U.S. Marine Corps.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign

Video Profile: Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes

Video
6/21/2021
Video Profile: Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes

After being shot four times in Afghanistan, Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes faced thoughts of depression and suicide on his path to physical recovery. However, after reaching out for support from his wife and healthcare providers, Maj. Jeremy Haynes began to heal his visible and invisible wounds of war.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign

Video Profile: Retired Sgt. 1st Class David Parish

Video
6/21/2021
Video Profile: Retired Sgt. 1st Class David Parish

After surviving a suicide attempt, Retired Sgt. 1st Class David Parish was determined to let his fellow warriors know about the importance of striving for progress, not perfection and reaching out for support from the Military Health System.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign

59 Sec PSA: Retired Sgt. 1st Class David Parish

Video
6/21/2021
59 Sec PSA: Retired Sgt. 1st Class David Parish

After surviving a suicide attempt, Retired Sgt. 1st Class David Parish was determined to let his fellow warriors know about the importance of striving for progress, not perfection and reaching out for support from the Military Health System.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign

29 Sec PSA: Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson

Video
6/21/2021
29 Sec PSA: Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson

After hitting rock bottom, Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson decided to reach out for help for alcohol misuse. With support from his family, friends and healthcare providers, Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson completed his second round of ADAPT, and is now sharing messages of strength with his military brothers and sisters.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign

59 Sec PSA: Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes

Video
6/21/2021
59 Sec PSA: Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes

After being shot four times in Afghanistan, Retired Maj. Jeremy Haynes faced thoughts of depression and suicide on his path to physical recovery. However, after reaching out for support from his wife and healthcare providers, Maj. Jeremy Haynes began to heal his visible and invisible wounds of war.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign

59 Sec PSA: Retired 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval

Video
6/21/2021
59 Sec PSA: Retired 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval

After losing Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, Retired 1st Sgt. Sandoval began drinking heavily, lost interest in maintaining his health and fitness, and pulled away from family and friends. Eventually, by opening up and sharing his experiences, he began to turn his life back around.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign

29 Sec PSA: Retired Gunnery Sgt. Mathew Barr

Video
6/21/2021
29 Sec PSA: Retired Gunnery Sgt. Mathew Barr

For 10 years, Retired Gunnery Sgt. Mathew Barr struggled with flashbacks of an IED explosion and survivor guilt from combat. After he reached out for support, counselors, chaplains and health care providers like LCDR Hanrahan helped set him on a path to success.

Recommended Content:

Real Warriors Campaign
<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 
Showing results 16 - 30 Page 2 of 5
Last Updated: January 27, 2022

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.