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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 EntryCope with emotions through mindfulness
Mindfulness helps you to face hard emotions instead of running from them. Learn how here.
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Journal EntryPTSD can “short-circuit” your brain
PTSD affects the “circuitry” of the brain. Learn how PTSD-affected brains confuse threat and safety.
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Journal EntryMental tools for your performance arsenal
There are concrete actions you can take to help your performance when you need it most – check them out here.
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Journal EntryAre you tough enough…mentally?
Are you mentally tough? See if you’ve got the 4 Cs. Develop these traits and maintain them.
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Journal EntryWhen “moral injuries” add to PTSD pain
PTSD can haunt Warfighters with lingering fear or inner conflict called “moral injuries.” Learn more about this phenomenon.
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Journal Entry D source codeFinding the “new normal”
After a major trauma, illness, or life-changing event, it is often necessary to adapt your lifestyle and create a new version of what feels “normal.”
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Journal EntryRules for a successful performance plan
There are specific strategies you can use when setting up a performance-enhancement plan. Check out the “Ten Rules.”
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Journal EntryA stimulating topic: drug abuse
Learn about stimulant drugs—controlled substances that have potentially serious side effects and can be addictive.
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Journal Entry D source codeWhat is “Total Force Fitness”?
Do you know what “Total Force Fitness” is? It’s a Department of Defense model for building and maintaining health, wellness, and resilience.
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