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The Real Warriors Campaign promotes a culture of support for psychological health by encouraging the military community to reach out for help whether coping with the daily stresses of military life, or concerns like depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. Founded in 2009, the campaign supports the Defense Department's Psychological Health Center of Excellence in its mission to break the stigma associated with psychological health concerns and encourage those who are coping with a psychological health concern to seek help. The campaign links service members, veterans and their families with care and provides free, confidential resources including online articles, print materials, videos and podcasts. If you or someone you know is coping with any concerns, know that reaching out is a sign of strength.


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Military life is rewarding, yet often stressful. Learn five options to help you find healthy ways to cope with stress.

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5 Tips to Manage Anger

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When dealing with the stresses of military life, anger can become frequent or intense. Use these tips to manage anger in a healthy way.

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5 Tips for Better Sleep

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Sleep is important for staying mission ready and keeping your mind sharp. When possible, get the Zzzs you need with these tips.

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59 Sec PSA: Staff Sgt. Brittany Johnson

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Staff Sgt. Brittany Johnson spent years reliving memories of her sexual assault. By seeking care, Staff Sgt. Johnson learned what triggered her and how to cope when memories resurfaced. Hear how Staff Sgt. Johnson turned a traumatic event into an opportunity to share her story and help others.

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59 Sec PSA: Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca

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As a senior noncommissioned officer, retired Command Sergeant Major Greca did not recognize the subtle signs and symptoms of his physical and invisible wounds. Hear how CSM Greca realized that it takes strength to recognize the warning signs, and to seek support from military health resources.

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29 Sec PSA: Staff Sgt. Brittany Johnson

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Depression: Know the Signs and Options for Care

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Depression is treatable and treatment works. Learn the signs and options for getting care.

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Coping with Flashbacks Between Appointments

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Flashbacks can sometimes occur during treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Follow these tips to help cope with flashbacks between appointments with a health care provider.

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4 Facts About PTSD

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Learn about PTSD symptoms, the benefits of seeking care and get connected to confidential, 24/7 resources.

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Know the Signs: Preventing Prescription Misuse

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Prescription drug misuse can lead to challenges staying psychologically and physically fit. Learn the warning signs of prescription drug misuse to stay mission ready.

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Understanding and Coping with Natural and Human-made Disasters

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Disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, and peacetime terrorist attacks, can negatively impact your psychological health. Learn how to manage your stress reactions.

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5 Tips to Stay Mission Ready

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Getting the job done in the military takes more than just physical strength. Whether you are at home or abroad, follow these tips to stay mission ready and mentally fit.

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4 Steps to Getting Care for Invisible Wounds

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When it comes to invisible wounds, you don’t have to go it alone. Take the first step and learn how you can get connected with a health care provider.

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Military life can be difficult for couples. Learn how to keep your relationship resilient to endure difficult times and stay mission ready.

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Last Updated: January 27, 2022
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