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 Basics of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
WebMD explains the basics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Limb Amputation: Reasons, Procedure, Recovery
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Symptoms of PTSD
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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.
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.
Depression Traps: Social Withdrawal, Rumination, and More
WebMD identifies 6 behaviors that can worsen depression. Get tips for avoiding these traps.
The Link Between Stress and Depression
Learn more about how stress and depression are connected and what you can do to develop an active coping strategy.