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Follow These Stress Relief Tips

Some stress in your life is healthy. It can motivate you to change behavior and develop skills, especially in military life.

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Life in Balance: Relaxation and Stress Relief

This webinar provides important aspects of creating a healthy balance between work and life. It will explore steps on how to identify stressors along with the signs and symptoms of stress. This webinar will also discuss ways to cope with stress. …
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Before-and-After Steps and Resources for Disasters

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.

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Managing Stress – The Essentials

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.

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Stress Management During Deployment

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.

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How to Keep Family Stress Away While Everyone Is Home

Discover new ways to reduce stress as you and your family spend more time together during the coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine.

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Child Custody Considerations for Members of the Military

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.

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Managing Your Emotions When Your Spouse Is Deployed

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.

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During Deployment – The Essentials

Every deployment is different and may require new skills and coping strategies. Learn more about resources to help you recognize and manage stress, stay connected to loved ones, handle finances and vote when you are deployed. Manage your. …
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Financial Protections for Your Service Member

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.

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Caregivers – Benefits

Caregiving comes with its own expenses – some anticipated and others not. As a service member, you and your family qualify for numerous benefits that may help relieve some of the financial stress of caregiving. While Military OneSource does not. …
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Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress and Grief

Everybody has periods of difficulty, when stress and grief build up and make everything seem harder. Caring about someone in the military can add another layer of stress and grief. You may be concerned about your service member’s health and. …
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Emotional Wellness

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.

All the Ways

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.

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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

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.

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Supporting Your Service Member and Their Family Before a Military Move

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.