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.
Resources for Military Families
WebMD provides a list of resources for military families facing challenges that affect their health and well being.
The Effects of Stress on Your Body
Learn about the ways stress can affect your health.
What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
After a terrifying or dangerous event, some people develop PTSD. Learn more about this serious mental disorder.
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.
Veterans' Health Problems: Limb Loss, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and More
WebMD discusses common veteran or military health problems, how to cope with these health conditions, and how military families can find support.
When Depression Runs in Families
If depression runs in your family, you can help your children identify and cope with the disease.
Bob Woodruff's Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
ABC News journalist Bob Woodruff talks with WebMD about his experiences before, during, and after a traumatic brain injury that occurred in Iraq while on a 2006 reporting assignment.
Depression Traps: Social Withdrawal, Rumination, and More
WebMD identifies 6 behaviors that can worsen depression. Get tips for avoiding these traps.