Behavioral Health
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8th Marine Corps District
Fort Worth, Texas

Behavioral Health keeps Marines and families resilient and healthy. Their mission is to prevent behavioral health problems and provide quality counseling and intervention services for those who need assistance. The ultimate goal is to ensure that services are offered as early as possible, in an effort to decrease the amount of time that Marines and families struggle with symptoms and associated consequences.

8th Marine Corps District Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator

Capt. Mario Armendariz II
Work: (817) 782-6757
Gov Cell: (214) 215-0187

8th Marine Corps District Chaplain

LCDR Grant Mayfield
Cell: TBD


A free 24-hour hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the crisis center nearest you. For help and more information please call:
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (call 988) 

  • Military One Source at 1-800-342-9647

  • Marine Corps Community Services counselors at 1-800-869-0278

  • The NAS Fort Worth JRB Chaplain at 817-782-5665 or 817-782-6313

  • Call for yourself or someone you care about

  • It is free and confidential

  • It contains a network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide


The Family Advocacy Program provides education, assessments and treatment on many topics. Our mission is to support Marine Corps readiness through prevention and early intervention. The program addresses family violence issues through a Coordinated Community Response to promote safe family relationships and the emotional health of Marines and their families. We all want to be as healthy emotionally as we are physically. We can all use a bit of help from time to time. FAP is here to provide that help.

To speak with the Family Advocacy Office here at Fort Worth, call (817) 782-5472.

Family Advocacy Services - Family Violence

Family Violence is very destructive to the family and also hurts unit readiness. The Family Advocacy Program provides counseling to assist families dealing with spouse and child abuse. We encourage families to seek help at the earliest signs that abuse and violence are occurring. Advocacy for the welfare and safety of an infant or child is everyone’s business.
For local resources, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) Anonymous & Confidential Help 24/7

Family Violence includes Domestic Abuse and Child Maltreatment. The Department of Defense defines each as follows:
Domestic Abuse Is:
  • Domestic violence

  • A pattern of behavior resulting in emotional/psychological abuse, economic control, and/or interference with personal liberty that is directed toward a person of the opposite sex who is:

    • A current or former spouse

    • A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common

    • A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile

Child Maltreatment (abuse or neglect) is:

The physical or sexual abuse, emotional maltreatment, or neglect of a child by a parent, guardian, foster parent, or by a caregiver, whether the caregiver is intra-familial or extra-familial, under circumstances indicating that the child's welfare is harmed or threatened. Such acts by a sibling, other family member, or other person shall be deemed to be child maltreatment only when the individual is providing care under express or implied agreement with the parent, guardian, or foster parent.

Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Child Abuse National Hotline 1-800-252-2873, 1-800-25ABUSE