coping with stress

Alcohol Misuse: Early Signs and Symptoms

Alcohol is commonly used by service members and civilians alike. It is sometimes used as a social activity with your buddies or a way to cope with stress.

How Veterans Can Address Substance Misuse

Substance misuse is a common concern facing service members, veterans and civilians. Substances like alcohol, tobacco and drugs may be used as a way to cope with stress related to combat, reintegration or a psychological health concern. Although using substances may feel like a way to destress or give you relief, their misuse can have a lasting, serious impact on your life.

Self-Managing Psychological Health Concerns: Work with a Provider for Maximum Benefit

Military service can be challenging at times. These challenges can lead to psychological health concerns such as feeling anxiety, worry, sadness, or having trouble sleeping.

Practicing Mindfulness Meditation to Cope with Stress

Mindfulness meditation is a popular form of meditation that can help you cope with psychological concerns.

Healthy Ways for You to Manage Psychological Health Symptoms

There are a number of healthy ways you can take care of yourself and manage psychological health concerns and symptoms on your own.

Taking the First Steps to Get Help for Psychological Health Concerns

Seeking help for psychological health concerns allows you to play an active role in your own well-being.

Managing Stress in the Civilian Workplace

Joining the civilian workforce following your military career can be both an exciting and stressful time.

Mind over Mood: Six Ways to Think Positively

Positive thinking can improve your mood and help you keep stress in check. Here are six ways you can turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts:

Understanding and Managing Anxiety Disorders

We all worry or feel anxious at times, but if these feelings interfere with daily activities you may want to check in with your health care provider.

Discussing your Psychological Health with a Provider

Making a plan to talk with a health care provider about your psychological health concerns is an important step toward improving your overall health.


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