Service members and veterans face some different health issues from civilians. Their families also face some unique challenges. Families may have to cope with
- Separation from their loved ones
- Anxiety over loved ones' safety in combat zones
- Illnesses and injuries from combat, including disabilities
- Mental health effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorder
- Family issues such as disruptions in parenting
- Caregiver stress
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Families in the Military (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Also in Spanish
- Find a Doctor (TRICARE Management Activity)
- Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Members (National Center for PTSD) - PDF
- Signs of Crisis -- Veterans Crisis Line (Department of Veterans Affairs)
- Smooth School Transitions: Tips for Military Families (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Complementary Health Practices for U.S. Military, Veterans, and Families (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
- Parenting & Children (Department of Defense)
- Preventing Abuse and Neglect (Department of Defense)
- VA Caregiver Support (Veterans Health Administration)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Military Family (National Institutes of Health)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Sex-specific association of hyperuricemia with cardiometabolic abnormalities in a military cohort:...
- Article: Medical Surgical Nurse Self-perceived Competency in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder/Substance Use Disorder...
- Article: Effect of different high altitudes on vascular endothelial function in healthy...
- Veterans and Military Family Health -- see more articles