Suicide Prevention Stand Down
Command-Directed Mental Health Evaluations
IAW DoDD 6490.1 and DoDI 6490.4, a Command-Directed Mental Health Evaluation (CDMHE) may be requested at any time that a commander believes that a service member, "by actions or words, such as actual, attempted or threatened violence, intends or is likely to cause serious injury to himself, herself, or others and when the facts and circumstances indicate that the Service member's intent to cause such injury is likely and when the commanding officer believes that the Service member may be suffering from a severe mental disorder".
Initiation of a CDMHE begins with contacting a behavioral health provider, which may be accomplished using the following contact information:
For Commanders of Permanent Party Service Members:
Warrior Clinic: (210) 539-9589 or (210) 539-9567
Location: 4178 Petroleum Drive, Bldg. 3528-R
For Commanders of Trainee Service Members:
Campus Behavioral Health Clinic: (210) 808-2534/2584
Location: FSH Clinic (2nd Floor)
Further information on the purpose of CDMHEs, how to determine when to request a CDMHE, and what requirements must be met when arranging this evaluation are available in this slide set. In making the decision of whether to request a CDMHE, this decision tree may also be helpful. When preparing your request and notifying the service member of the CDMHE, you may want to utilize these documentation templates.