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Stress Management Strategies

This section provides resources where you can learn about stress and how to cope with it. It also highlights military-specific coping resources for operational and combat stress.
Stress Overview [PDF]
Afterdeployment.org has a handout describing stress and its effects and detailing how to reframe how you think about stress so you don’t over-react to stress. They also describe an eight-step process for reducing stress by solving specific problems.
The Stress Continuum
The Navy’s Combat & Operational Stress Control website has resources for service members, leaders, healthcare professionals, and families. You'll find stress basics and the stress continuum (using a color code to classify four zones) here.
Anger and Coping
The Navy’s Combat & Operational Stress Control website has resources for service members, leaders, healthcare professionals, and families. The website provides tips for coping and dealing with anger.
Stress Busters
The Navy’s Combat & Operational Stress Control website has resources for service members, leaders, healthcare professionals, and families. You'll find ideas for "stress busters"—things you can do to feel good and reduce your stress.
Tips on Coping with Operational Stress
The Real Warriors campaign has tips for how to cope with operational stress, including resources to help you cope and reach out—a sign of strength.
Checklist for Preserving Resources to Mitigate Stress [PDF]
The Navy’s Combat & Operational Stress Control website also provides a checklist to help you bolster your resources for dealing with stress from a holistic perspective. They provide methods for you to self-assess your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual conditions.
Soldier Combat Stress Reaction [PDF]
This brochure from USACHPPM is for spouses and loved ones of Warfighters. It explains common reactions after stressful experiences, delineates when these reactions become problematic, and describes where to go for help.
Mindlines
The Navy’s Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) publishes a quarterly newsletter called Mindlines that highlights military-specific topics about stress and psychological well-being.
DoD Stress Awareness
This website provides general information and answers to common questions surrounding different types of stress, including combat, job, financial, family, teen, and child stress.
Tips for Managing and Preventing Stress [PDF]
This booklet for Emergency and Public Safety Workers by SAMHSA describes how to deal with stress.
5 Things to Know About Relaxation Techniques for Stress
The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) discusses how your body reacts to stress and points out five things for you to know about combating stress with relaxation techniques.
Afterdeployment.org's PLAN Tool
Afterdeployment.org created a handout on facing post-traumatic stress “triggers.” The PLAN process helps you face stressful triggers by Preparing, Letting go, Accepting, and Noting.
Afterdeployment.org's RID Tool [PDF]
Afterdeployment.org created a handout on facing post-traumatic stress “triggers.” The RID process involves Relaxing, Identifying the trigger, and Deciding on your response.
Critical Incident Stress Management [PDF]
This guide from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was written to help employees minimize the adverse impact of stress from critical incidents and recover more quickly.
Airman’s Guide for Assisting Personnel in Distress
This Air Force Medical Service website has information for helping Airmen in distress. It includes information on specific life challenges, interventions, deployment, and resilience.
Influence your stress and relaxation responses
Learn about two natural responses—stress and relaxation—you can learn to influence and help you on your way to optimum performance.