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Transition to Civilian Life with Help

Author: Rebecca Fraynt, Ph.D., psychologist at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology

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Keep Going! Here's Help to Stick with New Year's Resolutions

Author: Kaitlyn Kinsey, National Center for Telehealth & Technology

Setting New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them is the hard part.

By now, the January rush at your local gym may be thinning out, and those salad-a-day diets may now include a few fast-food runs. Unhealthy ways to cope with stress — like getting angry, shutting down or having a drink — are starting to resurface. You might be thinking: Will my goals for healthy living give way to my old bad habits?   

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4 Hard-Won Tips for Managing Stress

Author: Rebecca Fraynt is a psychologist at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology

In the last year, my husband and I had a baby, and flipped and sold a house, so we’ve become quite familiar with stress. (I wasn’t sure whether being asked to write a blog on stress management and resilience was an attempt at irony or a compliment!) Either way, here are a few things I’ve learned about how to stay sane (at least partially) when life throws you a few challenges:

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Holiday Spirits: Resources to Help You Celebrate Responsibly

Author: Michael Sharp, National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2)

Holidays are full of fun activities: ugly sweater parties, family dinners, New Year’s Eve celebrations and more. It is quite common, and even customary in some cultures, to include alcohol in some of these celebrations. However, in spite of traditions or merry festivities, it is still important to monitor how much and how often you drink.

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Staying Close When You're Far Away for the Holidays

Author: Cindy Alexander is a psychologist at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology

When you’re deployed during the holidays, how can you stay connected to your family — especially your children?  Tim Hoyt, who served as an Army psychologist in Afghanistan, recalled his experiences.

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(When You Aren't) Home for the Holidays

Author: Cathy McDonald is the staff writer at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology

Service members are often away from home during the winter holidays. How do they handle being away during this festive time from families and friends? I asked six coworkers here at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) who served, and their advice for others was to acknowledge the holiday — and keep busy.

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