“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch
Over the last decade, we saw an alarming increase in poor mental health statistics both in the military and civilian communities. On average, 1 in 5 Americans faced a mental health issue (NAMI). As of 2020, suicide ranks as the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S., the 2nd leading among those ages 10-14 and 25-34, and the 3rd leading among those 15-24 (NIH).
Within the military ranks, nearly 1 in 4 active duty service members have a mental health condition requiring treatment, according to a 2014 study in JAMA Psychiatry. Last year, the Department of Defense reported 519 deaths by suicide in 2021.
Mental health impacts our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It impacts productivity, is crucial to maintaining healthy relationships and so much more.
Just like you work out your body, are you making time to exercise your mind to be mentally fit?
Don’t worry or stress over adding another item to your to-do list — HOPE shared some effortless and effective mindfulness practice tips with Army Wives Network. Check it out here.
Let HOPE help you achieve long-term and sustainable mental wellness through our comprehensive support programs.
Resilient Warrior & Resilient Family
Resilient Warrior and Resilient Family go hand-in-hand. These six-week-long courses teach veterans, service members, and military families how to lower the effect of stress through mind-body techniques and skill-building exercises. The program has a long-term goal of helping one positively navigate and cope with PTSD symptoms, stress, and anxiety triggers to improve mood, well-being, and physical health.
Family Wellness Programming
From family wellness events to caregiver support services, to military children initiatives, both in-person and virtual, Hope For The Warriors recognizes that wrap-around support of the entire military family is critically important to the recovery and overall well-being of the entire family unit.
Hope For The Warriors Health & Wellness programs provide clinical support to not only veterans but also to caregivers, spouses and families. Our programs offer a holistic, person-centered approach to addressing the physical, psychological, social, and environmental needs of the service member, their family, and families of the Fallen.
Take your first step toward a stress-free, happy, and healthier life by connecting to services at www.hopeforthewarriors.org
To view all of HOPE’s 2023 Resolutions for Military Families, click here.