Resources and Support for Military Spouses, Children and Servicemembers
By Kim Wilson
Help for Military Kids
Military kids are known for their resiliency and ability to adapt. However, they also face numerous challenges related to the military lifestyle. Thanks to numerous programs, organizations and books, help is readily available for the 2 million military kids living in the United States and abroad.
For all parties involved, deployments have a way of turning life upside down and inside out. Each phase holds unique challenges and opportunities. Learning how to manage and cope through this difficult time is a key to not only surviving deployments, but also a time for self-discovery.
- Before Your Spouse Deploys
- Explaining Deployment to Kids
- Care Packages
- Deployment Advice
- Downtime After Deployment
When a servicemember battles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) their struggles often involve the whole family. Throughout the process servicemembers, military spouses, military kids and parents of servicemembers often experience a wide range of emotions including anger, depression and frustration fueled by feelings of isolation and lack of support. As public awareness grows, so does sources of support, resources and information.
- Military PTSD Statistics
- PTSD Support Groups, Resources and Tools for Servicemembers
- Support for Military Spouses Married to Someone Battling PTSD
- Horses for Heroes Therapeutic Riding Program
- Find a Horses For Heroes Therapeutic Riding Facility Near You
Self-Care for Military Spouses
Military spouses often have a tendency of placing everyone and everything ahead of themselves. Most of the time it's done out of necessity, however, over long periods of time, self-neglect can take it's toll. These tips, articles and strategies are designed to help busy military spouses achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional well-being.