psychological health

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.

Accessing Care at Military Treatment Facilities

Military treatment facilities provide emergency and non-emergency care for both physical and invisible wounds covered by TRICARE.

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.

Peer Support for Military Spouses

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

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.

Resiliency Programs for Military Families

Balancing the demands of a military career with family responsibilities can be challenging for many warriors. One of the helpful resources provided by the Department of Defense is the Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC) program, which offers trained, professional counselors for service members and their families to speak with *and all conversations are confidential* and free of charge.

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.

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