Mindfulness helps us to stay in the present and keeps us calm enough to practice good decision-making. Learn ways to practice daily mindfulness through meditation, breathing techniques, listening carefully and engaging your senses.
Mental Health Effects of Serving in Afghanistan and Iraq
Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom service members are at risk for death or injury every day. They may encounter traumatic events. These service members are on alert around the clock. All these and other factors can increase their chances of having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other mental health problems.
On this national holiday, many of us will lay flowers, plant flags and pause for one minute of silence at 3 p.m. to commemorate our fallen service members. We honor the 1.1 million Americans who have died in our nation’s wars; each has made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.
UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans’ purpose and focus remains the health and well-being of our TRICARE beneficiaries. We are honored to serve you and your families, and we extend that honor to remembrance and gratitude for those who have lost their lives in service to our country.