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Mental Health Concerns

Psychological health conditions can be common in service members who have been deployed to hostile areas. Supporting your family member who is dealing with psychological health issues is crucial.

Soldier Combat Stress Reaction: A pocket guide for spouse and loved ones
The U.S. Army created this brochure on how Warfighters react to combat stress and what spouses and loved ones should know, including descriptions of common reactions and how to know when normal reactions become problematic. It also suggests where to find more information and help.
Family Coping and Resiliency: Suicide Prevention Training Tip Card
This training tip card describes warning signs of potential trouble and things you can do to take action and help. It describes “resilient coping strategies” for adults, teens, and children.
ACE Suicide Intervention
This pocket-size card from the U.S. Army Public Health Command briefly describes an Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) plan for suicide prevention. The card has detailed steps to help your at-risk family member.
What Parents Can Do
The National Institute of Mental Health created this booklet to help parents cope with children and adolescents who have been exposed to violence and disasters. It describes how to help how to help children who have been through traumatic situations, with strategies for children of different ages.