coping with stress

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.

Understanding Moral Injury

As a service member, you may encounter inner conflicts, ethical or moral challenges during deployments, special missions, or in the course of one’s duty. You may be required to act in ways that go against your moral beliefs or witness behaviors by others that make you feel uncomfortable.

Treatment Options for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological health concern that can occur following a traumatic or life-threatening event.

Tips for National Guard and Reserve Members to Manage Stress

Stress can be a big part of military life, no matter what branch you support. But for National Guardsmen and reservists, the stressors you and your family face are unique.

Emergency Financial Resources to Relieve Stress

Financial emergencies can be stressful for service members, veterans and their families. When financial problems arise, it can cause a strain in family relationships.

Peer Support for Military Spouses

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

Peer Support for Military Spouses

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

Strategies for Managing Stress at Events

Experiencing stress during reintegration is common for those who have served in combat environments in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere around the globe. Even the most seasoned and prepared warriors can experience common stress reactions after returning home from uncommonly challenging events.

Use Martial Arts to Cope with Stress and Boost Resilience

While it may seem counterintuitive to address stress with combat training, certain types of traditional martial arts, such as tai chi and qi gong, are designed to do just that. In addition to increasing a sense of calm, martial arts can also be used to improve physical condition and strength.

Helping Children Cope During Deployment

Deployments can be challenging for the entire military family. Even with the best preparation children may experience stress when one or both parents deploy. The at-home parent or caregiver may also experience stress as they adjust to new family roles and responsibilities. Although deployment may be challenging, military families often make adjustments that lead to new sources of strength and support.

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