If you need immediate help, please call 911 or the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 and press 1

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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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.

Dos and Donts Fact Sheet on Psychological Health

Do’s & Don’ts for Communicating about Psychological Health

Learn the do’s and don’ts for talking about psychological health to help promote a positive narrative, address misconceptions and encourage others to reach out for help.

not feeling like yourself poster

Not Feeling Like Yourself Poster

Display this poster to spread the message that reaching out is a sign of strength. Encourage service members and veterans to talk to a health care provider if they notice any of these signs in themselves.