5 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder.If your mood is falling faster than the temperature, try some of these tips to boost your spirits.

Having the Hard Conversations

The thought of someone wanting to die can leave you feeling helpless, lost, and even guilty.  So what can you do to help?

Supporting a Peer After Sexual Assault

Your friend calls and tells you the unthinkable. He/she has been sexually assaulted. Consider these "Dos" and "Don'ts" when offering support to a victim.

How 24/7 Support Lines Make A Difference

Victims of military sexual assault are never alone. Marines and their families have immediate access to resources and referrals by calling their installation’s 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line.  

Mid-Deployment Self Care - Taking Time for YOU

The Homefront can become overwhelming and stressful while your Marine is deployed. It’s okay to give yourself permission to take care of “you” in order to better take care of others.

Combat Video Game Addictions

What if playing video games takes over other aspects of your life?  The word “addiction” will often make you think of drugs, alcohol, shopping, or even food.

#BeThere_Marine: The Hashtag to Know

During September you may have seen and heard about the hashtag, #BeThere_Marine. The hashtag was developed to support this year’s suicide preventing month campaign, designed in support of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office “BeThere” campaign theme. Although September is over, #BeThere_Marine isn't.

Tobacco and Stress: Not a Winning Combination

The first step when dealing with stress is to recognize it and realize that it can be managed without nicotine.

The Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Holiday Shopping

The holidays can be a time of increased stress, heightened expectations, and extreme temptation for those  who love getting that perfect deal… especially if you’ve waited until the last minute.

Don't Turn Holiday Cheers into Holiday Tears

It’s easy to misjudge how long the effects of alcohol will last. Many people believe they will begin to sober up — and be able to drive safely — once they stop drinking and have a cup of coffee. But the truth is that alcohol continues to affect the brain and body long after finishing that last drink.

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