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Suicide Awareness

Suicide is a serious concern in military communities; service members and their families deal with a great number of stressors. You can help reduce the risk of suicide. Pay attention to those around you — or reach out to talk to someone if you feel you can’t cope.

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Tools for Parenting After Suicide

Resources are available for those whose loved one died by suicide. This article provides important steps to take, as well as resources for support and connection with others who have been down this difficult path.

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Helping You and Your Family Survive a Death by Suicide

Surviving the suicide of a loved one is different than a natural death and can be especially traumatic. It is common for survivors to feel that they didn’t do enough to save their loved one, creating feelings of what is called survivor guilt.

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Help for Veterans

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.

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Gun Safety in the Home

Everyone plays a role in ensuring gun safety at home. Knowing and understanding the safety measures and precautions needed to keep a household safe can save lives.

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Self-Injury Explained

Self-injury is deliberate harm inflicted on a person’s own body. It may include cutting or burning the skin, preventing wounds from healing, slamming fists or other parts of the body against hard objects or pulling out hair.

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Free, Confidential Face-to-Face Non-medical Counseling

Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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.

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Mental Health Matters in the Military

Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is as important for your well-being, and military and family readiness. Mental health challenges and issues shouldn’t be ignored or hidden. There are lots of resources available to help anyone suffering get diagnosed and get better.

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MilLife Learning Courses on Demand

Enhance your personal and professional life by taking MilLife Learning’s expert-led, award-winning courses ─ available to you anytime from anywhere.

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Financial Readiness = Mission Readiness

The Financial Management Awareness Program is here to help you alleviate financial distress so you can be “Always Ready, Always There.”

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Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors

Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors provide support to military children for a variety of issues, including low self-esteem, behavioral problems and changes at home.

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Be Stronger Than Stress With the Military and Family Life Counseling Program

Everyone experiences stress from time to time, but military life can bring additional stressors with things like deployments and frequent moves. Who wouldn’t get a little bent out of shape over a box of broken dishes following a move? To face. …
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Understanding and Identifying Substance Use Disorders

Understanding and identifying a substance use problem, whether your own or that of a friend, can be the beginning of a better life. Learn how to identify the warning signs of substance use disorders and where to get help.

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National Guard Kids are Heroes, Too

National Guard kids deserve as much care and support as service members do. Military children face unique challenges from other children.

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The Military and Family Life Counseling Program

Need support for issues like preparing for a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse? The Military and Family Life Counseling Program assists service members, their families and survivors with flexible non-medical counseling when and where needed.