Combat is more stressful than any training. Security and support operations can also involve heavy stress, even without combat. Mental and physical fitness will help you endure the stress of combat and military operations.
The day-to-day stress that comes with stability and support operations (SASOs) can at times be as bad as that of major combat. Emotionally distracted Soldiers can endanger the mission, the unit, and themselves.
Knowing how you can help yourself, the Soldiers in your unit, your battle buddy, or your family members is important.
Often, just talking to a friend, leader, or health professional who listens, tries to understand, and praises their strengths, is all people need to find their own answers.
The following resources are provided as useful tools to help if someone you know is in distress.