Emotional wellness can be a difficult concept to peg – it seems all facets of health connect in some way to your emotions, whether you feel joyful at seeing your favorite sports team win, worried about your deployment, angry at losing a loved one, or any of the myriad emotional responses that everyday life can trigger.
The My Military OneSource mobile app is an easy way to get the personalized information and support you need to live your best MilLife — anytime, anywhere. It’s like carrying the wide array of Military OneSource experts, resources and services in your pocket.
Stress isn’t all bad. It can motivate you to change behavior and develop coping skills, especially in military life. However, constant and severe stress often causes health issues and performance problems. Military OneSource provides tips for recognizing and dealing with the symptoms of stress. While Military OneSource does not provide health care services, it does offer non-medical counseling and information about your benefits. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.
Through programs like Military OneSource, the Department of Defense offers resources, services and tools to help individuals and families navigate civilian and military life. These benefits are designed to be accessible to those who don’t live near an installation. Learn what’s available so you don’t miss out.
Sometimes the best way to move forward is to pause for a moment to refresh and recharge. Chill Drills by Military OneSource allows you to do that by lowering your stress level wherever you are, whenever you need.
MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.
A big part of staying strong while your partner is deployed is being positive. Staying positive can help make things a little easier on you and family members.
Getting in shape, eating better and exercising regularly helps us lower stress, improve self-esteem and our general well-being. Individuals with special needs often share in these same goals and can achieve their health and fitness goals with the help of an adaptive fitness and nutrition plan.
In times of change, it’s reassuring to have a trusted source of information, resources and support. For service members, that’s Military OneSource — available 24/7 to help service members and their families thrive.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are both teleworking and homeschooling their children. Here are some resources to help you stay the course.
From new parent support assistance to newsletters packed with information, military parents have access to numerous resources to make your job of raising kids a little easier and a lot more fun.