relationships

Using Social Media to Stay Connected

Social media provides great ways to connect, interact and communicate with friends and family while separated.

You Are Your Friend’s Biggest Support

Although suicide is a serious public health concern, it is preventable. You can help by keeping an eye out for warriors who may be struggling

5 Tips for Building Resilience in Your Relationship

Military life can be difficult for couples. Deployments, temporary duty assignments, PCS moves, and transitioning to civilian life can be challenging times.

The Role of Family and Loved Ones in Substance Misuse

Studies have shown a link between stressful life events and substance misuse in the military. Service members frequently experience stress due to situations like training, combat or multiple deployments.

Helping Families Understand Combat Stress

Welcoming home a loved one after a separation is an emotional time for service members and their families.

Reintegrating into Family Life after Deployment

Returning home after deployment is often a time of happiness. The transition back to your life at home can also be difficult and stressful – for you and your loved ones. Here are some tips to help you reintegrate into family life.

Peer Support for Military Spouses

Connecting with peers can help improve your quality of life, promote wellness and build resiliency.

You Are Your Friend's Biggest Support

The loss of any warrior's life is a tragedy, whether it's in combat or in a different type of battle. Although relatively uncommon overall, military suicides have unfortunately increased recently, especially within the Army and Marine Corps.

Support & Resources for Single Service Members

As a single service member, it is important to have a personal network of peers, friends and family members to help you cope with the challenges that you may experience throughout a deployment cycle. They can help you feel connected to life at home, cope with the stress of a combat environment and help you readjust when you return from deployment. Try using the tips and suggestions below to help you strengthen and expand your personal support network.

Maintaining Relationships with Loved Ones During Deployment

Military spouses and significant others provide an invaluable source of support to today’s service members. Loved ones can play a vital role in offering encouragement during a military career – especially during deployments when separation often goes hand-in-hand with concern for the safety of service members, coping as a single parent at home or worries about money or legal troubles.

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