The Marine Corps DSTRESS Line is an anonymous Marine-to-Marine phone and chat support service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The line is staffed by veteran Marines, former Fleet Marine Force Navy Corpsmen, Marine spouses and family members, and licensed behavioral health counselors. The goal of the DSTRESS Line is to help callers manage stress in all forms, ranging from relationship and career issues to deployment and financial problems, and develop the necessary skills required to cope with the widely-varying challenges of life in the Corps.
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DSTRESS Line provides services to active duty Marines and their beneficiaries. If veterans/retirees or non-beneficiaries in a Marine’s extended family call, counselors will help assess the level of stress and stabilize the current crisis, and then refer the caller to the most appropriate resource (e.g., Vet Centers, VA hospitals, MilitaryOneSource, or other community resources). Parents or other family members who are not beneficiaries should call the DSTRESS Line if it can help lead to increased resilience within the Marine family.
Call 1-877-476-7734 to speak anonymously with a live person.