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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.

Recommended Resources

Treatment Options for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological health concern that can happen after any traumatic event on or off the battlefield. Common reactions include trouble sleeping, nightmares, flashbacks, feelings of isolation, self-blame, irritability, avoiding reminders of a traumatic event and others.

infographic busting PTSD myths

Busting PTSD Myths Infographic

Debunks five common myths about posttraumatic stress disorder and provides resources to help you or a loved one cope with PTSD.

This brochure provides seven tools relevant to National Guard and Reserve to reinforce psychological health and wellness.

7 Tools for National Guard and Reserve Brochure

Learn about how the campaign's tools help members of the National Guard & Reserve, veterans, families and health care professionals reinforce psychological strength.