Strengthening military families

Military families play a special role in the post-combat transition. But they sometimes feel caught in the middle—struggling to provide support to their servicemembers, while also dealing with difficult challenges of their own:

  • Approximately one third of returning servicemembers and their families cited marital and family issues as being difficult to deal with.
  • 16% of family members sought mental health assistance. Of those, more than one third did so while their servicemember was deployed.

The needs of family members are significant—and sometimes overshadowed. Dig into the Joining Forces America survey results to learn more about how families are coping.

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