How to Cope With the Loss of a Loved One in the Military.

Loss is difficult under any circumstances. But military loss is a different kind of grief.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one in the military is a whole different process. There can be children involved who don’t understand and other relatives who can make things better or more difficult. 

Then there’s the added pressure of how to grieve. Everyone expects you to suffer in a certain way and tell you when you’re not grieving how they would like. 

They may say you are too upset or not upset enough. There is no right way to grieve. 

Grieving is a very personal process, and everyone does things differently. 

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Remember: Grief Looks Different to Everyone.  

Grief comes from personal experiences and feelings. Not only your own experiences with grieving but also your experience with the person you have lost. 

Someone who had a smooth relationship full of love and support will grieve differently from someone who had a strained and uncomfortable relationship with them. 

One person may disagree with the loved one’s military service, and another could be incredibly proud and patriotic. These people will go through their complicated feelings differently. 

The most important thing is to remember that and be supportive of one another. 

Find a Way to Commemorate Them. 

You can preserve the memory of a loved one in whatever way you choose. It can be a representation of who they were or who they were to you. 

There are plenty of options for people who died in the line of duty, such as flag cases, medal displays, and printed photos. 

Commemoration can get very creative and help you work through your grief. A photo display can help with the process as you go through pictures, share stories and work through all of your emotions. 

These photos can be put together in a scrapbook to tell the story of their lives through pictures. Write the memories behind these photos next to them so people will always know the stories of the loved ones they lost. 

A flag case or a medal display can help show pride in their service and prompt others to ask about them. 

Connect With Others. 

Military losses are widespread. While it’s not pleasant to think about, there is someone else out there who went through the same thing as you. 

There could be other grieving people for your loved one or people who lost loved ones around the same time or even the same way. 

Reach out to other people, so you don’t feel alone. Support groups for military losses are out there. Connect online and in real life. Swap contacts and stories and stand together in grief. It can become something beautiful through that. 

Three Ways to Cope With Loss in the Military. 

Please remember that you’re not alone during this time. Grief is something so personal yet so familiar at the same time. Reach out, work through and get better. 

Hello, I’m Thuy of honeybunnytwee. I write a Wellness Wednesday guest bloggers series. Send me an article or link to a blog post about health and wellness, self-care, fitness, or mental health at honeybunnytwee@gmail.com. Upon review, you’ll have a chance to be featured! I’m always looking for more Wellness Wednesday submissions.

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How Effective is Substance Abuse Treatment?


Addiction or substance abuse is one of the most complicated areas of mental health. Substance abuse is not one-size-fits-all; the treatment may vary based on your requirement. You can select the treatment that works best for you depending on the substance you are abusing, the level of care needed, your personal mental health needs, or what health care option you can afford. 


Addiction professionals are working to research how substance abuse influences the brain and body. As a result of which substance abuse therapies are better than they have ever seen. Seeking professional treatment under the care of people who are experts in these therapies programs will help you to get rid of your substance
abuse addiction. For example, if you search for a center, you can find a reliable substance abuse treatment in Illinois

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Yoga Practice for Your Mental Health

The hustle and bustle of the present often result in a feeling of uneasiness and anxiety, impaired physical lightness, and loss of mental balance. The practice of yoga for mental health can be useful in combating psycho-emotional overload and stress.

Mental health is a state of general well-being. A person understands their abilities, can deal with the stress of everyday life, be productive and contribute to the community. How can doing simple postures and breathing calmly help you eliminate mental problems and stress? Let’s find out.

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Why Finding A Hobby Can Be Great For Your Mental Health

It seems that we cannot switch on the television nowadays without seeing somebody who is or has been at the mercy of their mental health issues. Also, what seems to catch us more off guard is generally we see that the people we least expect are suffering more than we can ever imagine.

Although there is more awareness on social media, film, and television, there is still stigma attached to mental health. We really need to find ways to make it so there is more than can be done for those that suffer.

Today, we are going to be looking at the power of hobbies and why finding one could be the perfect thing to help you out at the times when you struggle the most.

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Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin

Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin
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According to the National Sleep Foundation, good bedtime hygiene is essential to sleeping well at night and waking up feeling refreshed and productive in the morning. For instance, if we drink caffeinated beverages shortly before bedtime, or sleep in a room that’s too hot or too cold, our sleep quality may suffer, and we may spend the next day feeling groggy and unfocused. In some cases, we may struggle to fall asleep at all. 

Moreover, Harvard Health Publishing says that sleep quality and mental health go hand in hand. If you’re deprived of sleep, your risk of developing depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder may increase. As such, improving your sleep habits is key to boosting your mental health and improving the quality of sleep you get each night. For some budget-friendly tips that will help you to improve your sleep habits while boosting your mental health at the same time, read on! 

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