psychological health

Resiliency Programs for Military Families

Balancing the demands of military service with family life can be hard. It is common for service members and their families to feel stress for many reasons. Frequent moves, deployments, or grief and loss can all negatively affect service members, spouses and their children.

Recognizing Triggers of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

After an experience like war, a car accident, an assault or other traumatic event, you may have reactions that can be difficult to cope with. Most people recover from initial symptoms naturally, but depending on the severity and duration of your symptoms you may be diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Getting Support for Chronic Grief

Coping with the loss of a fellow service member, friend, or loved one can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. For most people, grief decreases over time.

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.

Como Comprender y Enfrentar a Los Desastres

Los eventos traumáticos relacionados con el combate o despliegue militar podrían ocurrir durante su servicio militar. Estas experiencias pueden provocar reacciones de estrés que pueden afectar negativamente su salud mental.

Understanding and Managing Reactions from Experiences of Sexual Assault

Any service member can experience sexual assault. It involves uninvited sexual contact. Service members who experience sexual assault may develop psychological health concerns like sadness, anxiety or trouble sleeping.

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.

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