Stress can be a big part of military life, no matter what branch you support. But for National Guardsmen and reservists, the stressors you and your family face are unique.
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- combat stress
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- substance abuse
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DCoE Outreach Center
For Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Information and Resources
For Crisis Intervention for Service Members, Veterans and Families
Financial emergencies can be stressful for service members, veterans and their families. When financial problems arise, it can cause a strain in family relationships.
In recognition of Mental Health Month and Memorial Day, the Real Warriors Campaign (www.realwarriors.net) encourages all service members, veterans and families to seek help for psychological health concerns. Experiencing psychological stress as a result of life transitions, deployment or other long-term separations can be common in military life. Because psychological wounds are often invisible, seeking care early is critical for successful care and positive outcomes.
It is not unusual for veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to experience symptoms of combat stress. Additionally, some veterans may also misuse alcohol, tobacco or drugs, which can lead to significant risks to health and well-being. The abuse of alcohol, tobacco or drugs can seriously harm your health, cause mood and behavior problems, damage relationships, cause financial problems and lead to a number of other problems for veterans reintegrating into civilian life.
Social media provides new ways to connect, interact and communicate. Through social media, you can stay connected with your friends and family during transitions and separations regardless of location around the world.