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Stress & Anxiety

The demands of military life are challenging. Whether at home or abroad, service members regularly face difficult situations that can cause stress and anxiety.

When left unchecked, these feelings can last weeks or months, get worse, or interfere with your duties at home and in uniform. For this reason, it is important to reach out to your health care provider if you feel intense or lasting stress or anxiety. Your provider can work with you to manage your symptoms and keep you mission ready. Use the following resources to learn about stress, anxiety and other related topics.

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Video Profile: Capt. Joshua Mantz

While on patrol in Iraq, a single sniper’s bullet severely wounded Capt. Mantz and killed his comrade.  Although a devastating event, Mantz experienced no long-term psychological trauma from it thanks to preventive mental health care he received while hospitalized for his physical injuries.