Combat stress, also known as battle fatigue, is a common response to the mental and emotional strain when confronted with dangerous and traumatic situations. It is a natural reaction to the wear and tear of the body and mind after extended and demanding operations.
Coping with the physical and emotional changes resulting from post-traumatic stress or a traumatic brain injury can be challenging not only for the person with the diagnosis, but also for family members and caregivers. While Military OneSource does not provide direct health care services, it can connect service members and their families with the appropriate resources for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury. Find out more.
People who live through a traumatic event sometimes suffer its effects long after the real danger has passed. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
When your spouse returns from a deployment with a combat stress injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, it can affect everyone in the household. To do your best for your spouse — and for you — learn more about combat stress, what resources are available, and most importantly, how to care for yourself.
Active-duty, Guard or reserve service members returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn deserve a smooth transition back to civilian life.
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With coronavirus disease 2019 taking its toll on service members and their families, leadership and health care providers, these resources can help everyone maintain a positive frame of mind.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services to meet the needs of veterans and service members. While many VA programs are designed to serve veterans, particularly disabled veterans, VA services are not limited to those who have left the military.
As a service member, you’ve been taught to expect the unexpected. The unexpected can require a little support. As a veteran, you have help at hand. Find out about what kinds of assistance are available to you.
Relationships and stress can greatly affect a service member’s satisfaction in life. Military OneSource’s suite of resilience tools can help you manage your mood, strengthen your partner relationship, and help you become more mission-ready. In our mobile world, you can carry Military OneSource support services with you wherever you go. Check out these three tools on your phone or tablet anytime – day or night.
Learning to recognize the signs of combat stress in yourself, another service member or a family member who has returned from a war zone can help you call on the right resources to begin the healing process.
There are many reasons to sign up for VA Health Care, the first being low- to no-cost, quality health care. Learn more about which health care benefits you qualify for and how to apply.