Don't let this year's holiday season get the best of you. Use the Marine Corps Holiday Survival Kit to finish 2018 and ring in the New Year. We've tracked down the information, resources, and support you need make it through the holidays.
The holidays can be challenging for anyone. For Marines and their families, the holidays can bring forward a range of issues and questions, such as:
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST HOLIDAY STRESSOR?
We want to give more attention to the issues most important to Marines and their families. Please take our one question anonymous survey and tell us what your biggest holiday stressors are.
Need someone to talk to? Your installation's Family Advocacy Program and Community Counseling Program have additional resources such as counseling or stress management classes that can help you deal with holiday stress. Another resource is DSTRESS. The DSTRESS Line provides anonymous services for Marines and their families. You can reach DSTRESS at 1-877-476-7734 or dstressline.com.
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.
Now that the holiday season is upon us, our thoughts turn to good will and ways we can give back. There are lots of opportunities available, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start. Check out these easy ways to do some good in your community.
Do you feel stressed when trying to connect to family and friends during the holidays? You’re not alone. During the holiday season, it’s normal to feel a variety of emotions - both excitement and stress. If the latter gets too much, however, here are some ideas for lowering stress while visiting family (or having family visit) during the holidays.
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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.
This year consider some simple tips to help you manage holiday spending and avoid New Year surprises.