Your military family: The key to beating holiday blues (link is external)
Your military family: The key to beating holiday bluesDecember 21, 2017 Haul out the holly; another holiday season is here. In addition to military life, add to your list decking the halls at home, taking little ones to visit Santa, picking out presents, wrapping gifts, baking treats, and attending special events at work, school, and in the neighborhood. With so much going on, it’s easy to run out of time, money, and patience.
From the Homefront: Military kids and mental health – Know the warning signs (link is external)
From the Homefront: Military kids and mental health – Know the warning signsMay 3, 2017
While military kids can be incredibly resilient, sometimes they need some extra help in navigating the emotional upheaval they experience. Several studies in recent years have shown that military kids have a higher risk of mental health issues and depression than children in civilian households.
5 Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain (link is external)
5 Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight GainDecember 22, 2016
The holiday season can be a challenge if you are trying to control your weight. But, you can overcome many of these challenges with good self-management tools, according to Dr. Andrew Philip, a health psychologist for the Deployment Health Clinical Center.
To Drink or Not to Drink: Have a Plan (link is external)
To Drink or Not to Drink: Have a PlanDecember 20, 2016
Parties and special occasions usually involve games, music and alcoholic beverages. They are times of festivity and fun. For someone concerned about alcohol intake or battling substance abuse, social events may seem threatening. But it is possible to participate in activities that include alcohol.
[How-to] Quit Smoking: You Can Do It! (link is external)
[How-to] Quit Smoking: You Can Do It!November 17, 2016
Tobacco use remains an important public health problem. Fifty years after the first Surgeon General’s report, tobacco use among Americans remains the nation’s leading preventable cause of death and disease. But, there is hope. In 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 10,244 service members sought treatment for tobacco dependence.