Some stress in your life is healthy. It can motivate you to change behavior and develop skills, especially in military life.
It’s crucial to understand the steps to take before and after a natural disaster strikes. As many of us personally are touched by such disasters – either directly or with family or friends– it’s important to be prepared.
When stress is high with little relief in sight, taking care of yourself is key so you’ll be there for your loved ones and those you serve.
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.
In the military, stress happens. But too much stress can have negative effects on performance, safety and well-being. During deployment, it is especially important to know the signs of stress and to be ready with good stress management techniques.
Many service members have custody of, or visitation rights with, children whose other parent is not the service member’s current spouse. Absences due to military service can undermine and disrupt existing arrangements, creating stress on parents and children.
Having your spouse deployed can bring up a wide range of emotions, starting when you first learn about the deployment and continuing until well after your spouse has returned home.
If your service member ever gets into financial trouble, it can impact their military career. For this reason, there are two major laws – the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Military Lending Act — that help protect the finances and ease the stress of active-duty service members and their families.
Discover new ways to reduce stress as you and your family spend more time together during the coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine.
Military OneSource is your connection to information, answers and support when MilLife happens. We can help you overcome challenges, reach your goals and thrive. If we can’t get you the answers you need, we’ll connect you to someone who can.
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.
Gearing up for a deployment can be stressful. But getting those orders cancelled or postponed can be more so, especially after spending weeks, even months, preparing yourself for the mission—and your family for the changes.
Here are 10 things you can do to stay strong and practice resilience skills to help yourself, your partner, children and other loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your support can go a long way in easing the stress of a military move. Even if you live too far away to watch the kids or pitch in with the packing, there are ways you can make it easier for your loved ones to prepare for a PCS.
Your experiences in service as a National Guard member may change you in ways you might not recognize until you are back in your workplace environment. With awareness and preparation, you can ease your way back into the workplace.
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