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
- Complementary Health Practices for U.S. Military, Veterans, and Families (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
- 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: Use of mental health services by children and youth in Ontario...
- Article: Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries,...
- Article: Enhancing Resilience in Canadian Military Families and Communities: A Qualitative Analysis...
- Veterans and Military Family Health -- see more articles