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Handbook 10-02
October 2009

Mental Health

How should I react to stress?

Be aware of your Soldier's growing stress level upon returning from a deployment or when immediately reporting to an IET assignment. Stress can also be caused by a normally long duty day in the IET environment.

Family Advocacy Program (FAP) offers many prevention programs that assist with problems Families may face. We encourage Families and cadre members to value and take advantage of the offered programs. These programs are free and voluntary (unless command referred)

  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Classes
  • New Parent Support

Hospitals offer therapy programs

  • Intervention Program
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Community Mental Health Services (CMHS)
  • Social Services Work Programs
    • Smoking
    • Drugs
    • Alcohol

Drill Sergeant /AIT Platoon Sergeant (DSAPSG) Resilience Program is designed to give them time for spiritual, professional, and personal wellness. Offers DSAPSG and their spouses a 10-day program that will enhance their wellness by offering classes for Soldiers and their Families.

Unit Chaplains can help with marriage counseling and individual problems. They can help with your issue or refer you into the medical system. Take advantage of unit or Family retreats and workshops to help strengthen your relationship.


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