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For Commanders and Healthcare Providers

Stress management information is also available to help leaders and healthcare providers manage stress in units and individuals.
Combat and Operational Stress Control Manual for Leaders and Soldiers (March 2009) [PDF]
This field manual from the Army is primarily directed at leaders and describes how to manage soldiers in distress, traumatic events, cool-down meetings, leader-guided after-action, sleep deprivation, potentially life-threatening thoughts and behaviors, and other stress-related disorders.
Traumatic Event Management
The U.S. Army Medical Department provides this flexible set of programs and support activities focused on helping leaders manage the stress often associated with traumatic events for units and individual soldiers.
Navy Leader’s Guide for Managing Sailors in Distress
This U.S. Navy guide is designed to help leaders recognize distress-related behaviors, provide support to sailors within the unit, and collaborate with Navy assistance agencies to meet the needs of distressed individuals.
Leader’s Guide for Managing Marines in Distress
Covering 40 different problems Marines may face, this quick reference is designed to help leaders at all levels take care of Marines within the unit who are in distress.
A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions [PDF]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created this guide to managing stress in professions that routinely deal with crisis response. It discusses the stress cycle, managing stress, promoting a positive workplace, and self-care.
Psychological First Aid for First Responders [PDF]
This brochure by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides tips for emergency and disaster response workers. It highlights what to DO and what NOT TO DO.
COSC Research Quarterly
The Navy’s Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) publishes a Research Quarterly that compiles and summarizes recent studies related to military stress.