|Behavioral Health Branch, Tri-Command
MCRD Parris Island Location
Building 17, Nicaragua Street
Tel: 843-228-2044, Fax: 843-228-1832
MCAS Beaufort Location
Building 807, Room 34, Hoffecker Avenue
Tel: 843-228-6126, Fax: 843-228-6613
|Hours of Operation (Both Locations)
|Monday through Friday
||0730 - 1600
Independently licensed mental health care providers and certified alcohol and drug counselors staff the Behavioral Health Branch. These counselors provide assistance to individuals and couples as well as families. Services include marital counseling and counseling for children who are coping with the deployment of a spouse or parent.
Along with life issues, the counselors provide interventions for the trauma resulting from domestic violence, rape and/or sexual assault. Victim Advocacy services can assist a victim through the aftermath of a trauma are available for victims of these crimes. Services are also available to persons who use violence in their intimate relationships.
Alcohol and drug counselors work with those people who either abuse or have a dependency on drugs or alcohol. Individual and group programs are included in substance abuse services. Prevention & Education offers classes on a variety of topics including violence prevention, parenting skills, anger management, conflict resolution, and stress management. Contact Clinical Counseling for more information by calling 843-228-6126 on MCAS Beaufort or 843-228-2044 on MCRD Parris Island. Click Here for printable flyer.
Suicide Prevention App Link Click Here
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Prevention & Education
The primary focus of effort, which enables our Marines, Sailors, families members and Civilian Marines to be armed with the essential skills necessary to attack and prevent situations before they develop into serious problems, which negatively impact mission readiness.
Mandated Annual Training for each unit is as follows: (Per MCO P1700.24B & MCO P1700.29).
- Child Abuse Awareness.
- Domestic Violence Awareness.
- Combat Stress Awareness.
- Suicide Awareness.
- Sexual Assault Awareness.
Officers and SNCOs should receive a “Command Orientation Brief” about the services provided by FAP and “Case Review Committee (CRC) Orientation” upon arriving at their command.
Victim Advocacy Program Brochure Click Here
Be armed with relationship skills before you need them. These services will help you control situations before they turn into major issues. Call today to schedule your command training or to attend one of the listed classes. Contact Information Prevention & Education: For more detailed information, please call (843) 228-6126 MCAS - (843) 228-2044 MCRD.
Rules of Engagement for Family Matters Brochure Click Here
Prevention Courses Service Brochure Click Here
Stress and Decompress Brochure Click Here
Prime for Life (PFL) Additional Information Click Here
Resilience, Early Intervention and Suicide Awareness Brochure Click Here
Substance Abuse Counseling
Information and Resources
MCCS Headquarters Suicide Website
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Fact Sheet
Facts on Teen Suicide
Moody – Marines who are experiencing rapid and dramatic mood swings – such as frequent anger, depression, nervousness and indifference along with recent episodes of violent behavior are at increased risk for self-harm.
Alcohol Abuse – Marines who abuse or are addicted to alcohol and or drugs, including prescription medications, are at risk for suicide.
Relationship Loss – Marines who have lost a romantic relationship or perceive that an important relationship is over are at risk for suicide. Those who are experiencing relationship problems are also at risk.
Inadequate – Marines who see themselves as worthless, inadequate or as a failure are at risk for suicide.
Nervous – Marines who are feeling tense, scared, confused and vulnerable may be at risk for self-harm.
Embarrassment – Marines who believe that they have been disgraced, humiliated or shamed in some way, are at risk.
Sad – Marines who are sad, depressed and pessimistic with feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness are at risk for suicide.
Alcohol and drug abuse is often associated with distress, and often linked to a wide array of other problems that degrade mission effectiveness and personal quality of life. People undergoing stressful life events may turn to alcohol to help alleviate their distress and cope with problems.
While the Marine Corps and Navy maintains a "zero tolerance" policy for drug use, leaders should make every reasonable effort to retain Marines/Sailors when problems with alcohol or drugs surface, and help them return to full productivity and a healthy lifestyle. Contact Information Substance Abuse Counseling: For more detailed information, please call (843) 228-1620 / 2044 MCRD.
Substance Abuse Counseling Brochure Click Here