Military Families Support Directory
WebMD is working with the White House on the "Joining Forces" initiative to support military families. Because of the dedication and sacrifice service members provide, we as a community have a responsibility to assist them and their families in the challenges they may face before, during, and after deployment. For military members, these challenges may include depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury. Meanwhile military families at home are shouldering the responsibilities of daily life on their own, while worrying about their loved ones who are deployed. The links below can help us identify these stressors so all of us can help support the resilience and well-being of military families.
Mental Illness in Children
Learn more from WebMD about mental illness in children, including risk factors and treatments.
The Basics of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
WebMD explains the basics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What Are the Treatments for PTSD?
When you have PTSD, it might feel like you'll never get your life back. But it can be treated. Therapy and medications can work very well and are often better together.
Symptoms of PTSD
Four little letters can spell big changes in your mind and body. Learn the symptoms of PTSD so you can spot it when it pops up.
When Depression Runs in Families
If depression runs in your family, you can help your children identify and cope with the disease.
Stress and Depression
Can stress cause depression? WebMD looks at the link that exists between the two and helps you de-clutter your life to improve your stress level.
Depression: Family and Friends Can Help
Family and friends can be a big help when dealing with depression. WebMD explains how they can help you and how to ask for their help and support.
Depression: Why Aren't You Getting Treatment?
A look at common reasons why people avoid treatment for depression and expert advice on how to get past them.