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Journal EntryDepression—Don’t tackle it alone
Depression isn’t just a lousy mood—it’s a serious illness that needs serious help. Check out some of the special resources for service members, whether it’s for you, a buddy, or a family member.
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Journal EntryProgressive Muscle Relaxation—A great total-body skill!
Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a way to relieve the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety—read on to learn how to relax!
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Journal Entry D source codePause—to be prepared
The best way to deal with the tough times is to be ready for them. When faced with a challenge, take a moment to reflect on the best way to react.
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Journal EntryMind-body strategies for pain
Relaxation techniques, imagery, and redirection strategies are all mind-body techniques that could help you manage your pain. Read on to learn more.
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Journal EntryAcupuncture for pain
Acupuncture is more commonly being used in the military as a method for pain treatment and management in conjunction with traditional practices.
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Journal Entry Pascal source codeNew Provider Resilience app
A new app has just been released to help care for the healthcare providers who care for Warfighters by giving them tools to recognize their own stress and fatigue.
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Journal Entry Pascal source codeLearning 101: Does your learning strategy measure up?
Many methods can be used to learn information, but some are more effective than others.
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Journal EntryMeditation strategies to manage pain
Tap the power of your mind—manage pain through the practice of meditation.
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Journal Entry D source codeExercise for your mind
You probably know exercise has positive effects on your physical health, but physical fitness and regular exercise have many benefits for your mind too.
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Journal Entry chemical/x-mdl-rdfileDeep Breathing Instruction Card
Learn how to use deep breathing for relaxation through HPRC’s downloadable instruction card.
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