Health & Wellness

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 obje..

Why It’s Important to Know Your Family’s Medical History

Genes impact more than just eye color and height. They also play a big part in your health. The..

Talking to Your Military Teen About Substance Use

With the challenges of long family separations and permanent change of station moves, military ..

How To Get Your Kids Away From Electronics And Out Exploring Nature

Technology isn’t always a bad thing, but more and more kids can’t tear themselves away from..

Preventing Injuries in Military Training

As a service member, you can push yourself hard to reach your peak fitness goals. However, ramp..

How to Cope With a Traumatic Event

A violent act, catastrophic accident, or sudden loss can leave you feeling anxious and fearful,..

Suicide Awareness

Suicide is a serious concern in military communities; service members and their families deal w..

The Road Ahead at Home and Work

As a wounded warrior, you deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian lif..

Mental Health Matters in the Military

Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is as important..

Tips for Family Caregivers

1. Learning to Manage Stress Have you experienced any of the following symptoms recently: dist..

Mental Health Matters in the Military

Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is as important..

Life Insurance for Veterans

Life insurance is one of those things we tend to avoid. But as a service member, you’re autom..

Keeping Joy in the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate and enjoy family and festivities. While family gather..

How to Deal With Combat Stress

Combat stress reactions are natural responses of the body and brain to the extreme stress of co..

Why It’s Important to Know Your Family’s Medical History

Genes impact more than just eye color and height. They also play a big part in your health. The..

Unlock the Savings and Nutrition Inside Your Commissary

It's dinnertime again, and you have plenty of choices. Visit the Defense Commissary Agency's w..

How to Deal with Stress as a Caregiver

It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an on..

Caregiving When Your Spouse Has a Combat Stress Injury

When your spouse returns from a deployment with a combat stress injury or post-traumatic stress..

Study Confirms Military Family Counseling Work

Beat stress. Improve your life. You have proven and easy ways at your fingertips to improve w..

EMDR Treatment Shows Promise For Veterans With PTSD

The ever-increasing number of military veterans arriving home with post traumatic stress disor..

4 Military Resources to Turn to for Your Mental Health

Military life is something quite unlike anything else. Servicemembers and Military Families, a..

Children, Schools and Families Initiatives, Promising Practices, Tools and Resources

A fit and healthy fighting force is the foundation of a strong national defense. In the United ..

How to Deal With Combat Stress

Combat stress reactions are natural responses of the body and brain to the extreme stress of co..

How to Recognize PTSD in Your Spouse

This time of year, we see lots of ads for red roses and romantic dinners. While those are certa..

Start Preparing For Back-To-School Vaccinations, Now

Robert Jacobson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Children’s Center pediatrician and vaccine specialist, adv..

The Military Medical Evaluation Process

The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have simplified and streamline..

What You Should Know Before Applying For Disability Benefits

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected..

Child Counseling Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Child Counseling Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits As a parent of a military youth, you ca..

Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by lookin..

Social Security: Things To Think About Before Applying For Disability Benefits

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected..

Family Fitness With Young Children

As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best e..

Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by lookin..

Make Active Living a Priority to Improve Family Fitness

Staying fit is part of the military lifestyle, but that doesn't mean it's easy. If you’re str..

How Assessing Your Fitness Can Save Your Life or Those You Love

Whether you are a civilian, active duty, or a candidate preparing for military, police, or fire..

How To Address Substance Abuse With Your Teen

With the challenges of long family separations and permanent change of station moves, military ..

Learn How To Spice Up Your Military Love Life

As a sexuality counselor, I have found that the four words women hate to hear most after they..

How to Make Time for Working Out

When you are preparing yourself for military service and have a full time job, high school, spo..

Ways To Relax & Have Fun

Military life has many demands, so Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff want to help you make t..

Managing Your Emotions When Your Spouse Is Deployed

Having your spouse deployed can bring up a wide range of emotions, starting when you first lear..

Giving Your Child a Happy, Healthy Start

Every mother and father wants to raise a happy, healthy, well-adjusted child. Service members a..

Help For Veterans

Life in the military has taught you to be strong in the face of some of life's most difficult o..

Stress Management During Deployment

In the military, stress happens. But too much stress can have negative effects on performance, ..

Detecting and Dealing With Combat Stress and PTSD

Combat stress, also known as battle fatigue, is a common response to the mental and emotional s..

How The Outdoors Helped Me Conquer Deployment.

I like to think that I knew what I was getting into when the word “deployment” entered ..