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Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Overview

If you are transitioning out of uniform you likely know that there are many resources to help you and your family. However, you might not know where to start.

Substance Misuse as a Coping Mechanism

Military life can be rough on your mind and body. Deployments, training, separation from family and injuries are just a few common stressors.

Treatment Options for Sleep Conditions

The demands of military life often get in the way of a full night’s sleep. Service members should get seven to eight hours of sleep per night , but most get less.

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.

Four Tips for Successfully Managing Chronic Pain

For many service members and veterans, managing chronic pain is part of everyday life. Chronic pain can be from a combat injury, a tough job or even hard training. No matter the cause, it can impact your mind and body. For this reason, it is important to treat.

Tools and Tips to Treat Military Patients

Military life can be stressful. As a health care professional treating service members, veterans and their families, you need more than just the latest information and resources on psychological health.

Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Complaints about trouble sleeping—often diagnosed as insomnia—are some of the most frequent reasons for psychological health referrals among active duty service members.

How Proper Medication Use Helps You Stay Mission Ready

Your health and safety are key to staying mission ready. This is a responsibility shared by both you and your health care provider.

Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse

Many treatment plans for psychological and physical wounds alike include the use of prescription medications. Certain types, such as those to treat pain or anxiety, have the potential to cause dependence.

What to Expect in Therapy

Thinking about attending a therapy session for the first time might make you feel uncomfortable.

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