Homefront Mental Health/Wellness

When Life Drops a Bombshell

It’s every military wife’s worst nightmare…the phone rings…it’s his unit…something has happened. We do our best to not think about it, but in the back of our minds, the thought is always running in a constant circle. We are always on edge to a certain extent. Each time the phone rings and they aren’t rightContinue Reading “When Life Drops a Bombshell”

Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Suicide in the Military: A Veteran’s Point of View

I have recently changed professions and have found myself with an hour and a half long commute to my starting point. According to some surveys regarding the suicide rate among United States veterans, three vets take their own lives during my commute, or twenty-two veterans a day. While this number has come under a goodContinue Reading “Suicide in the Military: A Veteran’s Point of View”

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Postpartum Depression and the Military Spouse

Guest Post By: Meg Flanagan Postpartum Depression and the Military Spouse It felt like I couldn’t breathe any more, and that every breath I did take was a struggle. The walls kept moving closer and my responsibilities kept getting heavier. I was the glue that held it all together. How could I afford to let itContinue Reading “Postpartum Depression and the Military Spouse”

Mental Health/Wellness National Guard/Reserve Political/News

National Guard Struggles With Highest Suicide Rates of Military

“Suicide Rate Doubles for Army National Guard,” CNN headline in 2001. “Why National Guard and Reservist Suicide Numbers May Be Misleading,” At War Blog, NY Times, 2013. “Reserve, Guard Soldiers Committing Suicide at a Higher Rate,” Defense One article, 2014. These are only a few of the headlines that come up when you type ‘NationalContinue Reading “National Guard Struggles With Highest Suicide Rates of Military”