Resources and Tips for Better Stress Management

Female service member hugging a family member.

We’re all bound to experience stress at some point in life. It can be caused by big life transitions like starting a new job, or something as small as running late for an appointment. Military life can have its own unique set of stressors, like being away from your loved ones during a long deployment, or packing up and moving every few years.

A strong support system can help you weather the toughest life changes and prevent small problems from snowballing. It takes courage to ask for help, but it’s often the best thing you can do for your mental health. Help can come from many places — whether it’s family, friends, your local chaplain or even professional counseling.

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