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Veterans and Military Family Health



There are over two million active and reserve members of the U.S. military and over 23 million U.S. veterans. They face some different health issues from civilians. Likewise, their families may face some unique challenges. Families may have to cope with

  • Deployment and separation from loved ones
  • Illnesses and injuries, including disabilities
  • Mental health effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Family issues such as disruptions in parenting and caregiver stress