Staying Healthy: Get Support

Caring for an older relative, a Wounded Warrior, your own children or any loved one is emotionally and physically exhausting.  That’s why it is important to seek support for yourself so that you can remain strong for them.

  • Remember that you don’t have to do it alone.  Ask for help from family and friends.
  • Get help from a support group.  Support groups are a place to share stories, feelings and information with others who are going through what you are going through.  Groups like MOPS are perfect for new mothers.  Many churches have support for Cancer Caregivers.  Learn more about  the New Family Caregiver Benefits if you are caring for a Wounded Warrior.  (Caring for Our Wounded/Disabled Heroes! Two New VA & DoD Efforts to Help!) No matter the circumstance find people around you that have walked or are walking in your shoes.  Be there for each other.  Walk beside each other.
  • Talk about how you are feeling with the people you love.  Give yourself permission to feel what you are feeling.  Let others offer comfort and be there for you.
  • Remember your ‘Oxygen Mask!’

– Leanne from

Inspired by 100 ways to feel better every day (Military OneSource acct required)byLeanne KocsisonTuesday, July 26, 2011Military Life:,,,,

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