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
- Smooth School Transitions: Tips for Military Families (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- VA Is Here for the People Who Support Our Veterans (Department of Veterans Affairs)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Military Family (National Institutes of Health)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: The Military, Industrial and Public Health Features of Narcotic Addiction.
- Article: Predicting poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy among treatment-naïve veterans infected...
- Article: Adherence and virologic outcomes among treatment-naïve veteran patients with human...
- Veterans and Military Family Health -- see more articles
- Deployment and Children (American Academy of Pediatrics) Also in Spanish
- Military Families: Child Care Support During Deployments (American Academy of Pediatrics) Also in Spanish