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Real Warriors Campaign Print Features

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The Real Warriors Campaign Print Features are intended for use by print and online publications, including newspapers, magazines, newsletter and websites. All Print Features can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format.

These Print Features provide an overview of the tools, tips and resources available through the Real Warriors Campaign to encourage help-seeking behavior among active duty service members, members of the National Guard and Reserve, veterans and military families. Publication of the Print Features lets all members of the military community know that they are not alone, and that reaching out for support makes a difference.


Be There for Your Children: Seek Care for Psychological Health Concerns

The pressures military parents face can have an impact on the whole family, and children respond differently depending on their age and maturity level. This article provides tools, tips, and resources available through the Real Warriors Campaign for military parents to maintain or regain a stable family environment that will positively benefit military children.

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1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval: Reaching Out is A Sign of Strength

After returning home from multiple deployments, 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval experienced psychological health concerns. After reaching out to his friends and commander to talk about his experiences, he was able to seek help and encourage his fellow Marines and all service members to do the same.

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Reaching Out for Help: That's True Strength

1st Sgt. Aaron Tippett shares his story of seeking treatment for PTSD and TBI to encourage other warriors to seek care and show that nothing should be able to set you back.

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After the Welcome Home: Tips for Military Families When Warriors Return

Although homecomings are a time of great joy, they are also a time of adjustment for military families. Reunions may be particularly confusing for children, who may be unsure of what to do or how to react.

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For Military and Families Coping with Psychological Health Concerns,
the Real Warriors Campaign Offers Resources, Support

Regardless of how exposure to combat affects a service member or his family, psychological stress is common, and no warrior, veteran or family is alone. This article provides an overview of the tools, tips and resources available through the Real Warriors Campaign to encourage help-seeking behavior.

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Helping Military Families Cope with Change

When servicemen and servicewomen return home, it's important to remember that the transition from deployment back to base or civilian life can impact not only service members but also their entire families — spouses, children, parents, siblings and other loved ones. This article provides an overview of the tools, tips and resources available through the Real Warriors Campaign to support military families.

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Easing Holiday and Reintegration Stress for Service Members

The holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone, but for service members this time of year can be especially stressful. This article includes tips from the Real Warriors Campaign on how to decrease holiday stress, including ways to prepare for large gatherings as well as tips on overcoming isolation.

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Not All Wounds Can Be Seen: Military Families Share Wounds
as Service Members Transition to Life Back Home

Military families experience unique stressors resulting from deployments, relocation and psychological health concerns. This article provides an overview of the tools, tips and resources available from the Real Warriors Campaign and our campaign partners to support military families through transitions at all stages of the deployment cycle.

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Helping Service Members Transition to Life Back Home: Tools to Help
with Resilience, Recovery and Reconnecting

Members of the National Guard and Reserve face unique reintegration challenges such as balancing their military service with civilian life and returning to a civilian life that may not include those with whom they served. This article includes tools, tips and resources from the Real Warriors Campaign to ease reintegration stress for members of the National Guard and Reserve.

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