Alternative Resources to TRICARE’S Assistance Program
The web-based TRICARE Assistance Program (TRIAP) demonstration ended on March 31, 2012. Although TRIAP no longer provides information, counseling and referral services, other resources are available to support warriors and families experiencing psychological health concerns. For example, service members, veterans and families can access 24/7 support through the Real Warriors Campaign live chat available through the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Outreach Center.
Trained health resource consultants at the DCoE Outreach Center are available around the clock to confidentially provide resources that promote resilience, recovery and reintegration. Contact a health resource consultant through the Real Warriors Campaign live chat, by calling 866-966-1020 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRICARE beneficiaries can still access the TRICARE website to find information about the TRICARE health care programs, locate military treatment facilities and TRICARE service centers in their communities. The Real Warriors Campaign website also offers several ways for service members, veterans and families to find support resources in their communities.
It’s not uncommon for service members and their families to experience psychological health concerns — such as combat stress and the stress of long separations — during or after deployment. No warrior or military family is alone, so take advantage of the available resources to help you and your family cope with invisible wounds.