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  1. Depression in the Military – and Holiday Stress, Too

    Because of the very nature of a military job, service members and their families are prone to depression. Combat, separation from loved ones, a sense of rootlessness due to constant Permanent Changes of Station and even the everyday stress of operational tempo can permanently alter the chemistry in your brain,...
  2. Healing Stress Injuries

    The stress of operational deployment can challenge service members and their families like few other experiences in life.It can also change them in many significant ways. The changes caused by a tough deployment can often be positive, including developing a greater appreciation for life and relationships, a greater level of...
  3. Dealing with Stress

     Stress can hit military families hard. It is important to recognize stress when it starts to come on. Stress manifests itself many different ways and causes physical, emotional, and social problems for you. Frustration and anxiety often accompany stress. Some symptoms of stress include: Trouble sleeping Oversleeping Lack of appetite...
  4. What is PTSD?

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something that you see or that happens to you that is horrible and scary. You may have felt that your life or others’ lives were in danger. You may...
  5. Therapy: There is Help for Military Personnel

    Members of the Armed Forces may come to a place where they need therapy for a particular reason. There are services available to them that address various causes for this need. Whether it is a physical or psychological need, VA benefits provide the assistance that is necessary to return patients...
  6. The Importance of a Positive Attitude for a Military Spouse

    It goes without saying that having a good attitude towards the ups and downs life throws your way is generally a helpful characteristic to have.  In military life, however, it is even more vital.  Life as a military spouse requires the relinquishment of a certain amount of control that for...
  7. A Christmas Dinner

    A guest post from David J. Karwoski - John was a disabled Vietnam veteran who struggled with debilitating health issues as a result of the war. His daily struggles centered around diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and residual problems from malaria—not to mention the several pounds of metal used to hold his...
  8. Rising Military Suicide Rate Calls for Action

    “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” –Jose Narosky We have been at war for 10 years, and in this decade the suicide rate among members of our military has dramatically increased. In 2009, the Army lost more soldiers to suicide and accidental death than to combat fatalities. For every...