A Marines Guide to a Successful Transition

May 2nd, 2016

A Marine’s Guide To The 5 Phases Of A Successful Transition
By Dave Smith, USMC
Here are the five stages of transition for those veterans who may not acclimate to the civilian world right away.

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Coping With Current Events

February 1st, 2016

by Sarah Heynen, DCoE Public Affairs


On November 13th,  2015, tragedy struck Paris when it was attacked by terrorists.

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Survivor’s Guilt After a Suicide

May 5th, 2015

Almost every Marine, Sailor, and other service member who has come through FOCUS has been touched by the tragic events of a suicide of a brother/sister.

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Building Your Resilience

February 5th, 2015

Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress – such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.

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November 4th, 2014

Veterans respond to traumatic events in a number of ways.

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Help for Veteran’s Family and Friends

June 3rd, 2014

When someone you care about has PTSD, it affects you too.

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Moral Injury

May 3rd, 2014

Very few children grow to adulthood without having feelings of shame or guilt over something they did, or something they didn’t do in their life (shoplift a toy, tell a lie, cheat on a test, not stop a bully from hurting someone, not stand up for a friend, etc.).

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Mindfulness Practice in the Treatment of PTSD

February 3rd, 2014

Mindfulness is a way of thinking and focusing that can help you become more aware of your present experiences.

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Thanks for Asking

November 3rd, 2013

Over the past year at differing times I have gone to a small gym to exercise and have seen young men who have been injured.

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I’m Not Talking to Anybody

August 3rd, 2013

You’ve made it home – or at least friends and family think you did – but it doesn’t feel like you are “home”.

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