Stress and anger are natural parts of everyone’s lives. They can be healthy when managed properly, and destructive when ignored or dealt with poorly. On top of normal civilian situations, you and your loved ones have the added stress of combat- and deployment-related life events to deal with. We can teach you how to move through stress and anger in ways that benefit the physical and mental well-being of you and those around you. If the behaviors below are something you recognize in yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact a counselor for advice, to take a class, to attend group meetings, or to utilize one of our programs.
Signs of Stress & Anger Issues:
You anger quickly, over simple things
You have difficulty expressing your negative emotions
Everyday tasks stress you out more than you feel they should
You hold grudges or stay angry over one event for long periods of time
You are always arguing with others
You lose control when angry
Your personal and professional relationships are at risk due to your behavior
Programs for Stress & Anger
- Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC)
Combat Operational Stress Control encompasses all policies and programs to prevent, identify, and holistically treat mental injuries caused by combat or other operations. COSC is one of the priorities of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, to ensure that all Marines and family members who bear the invisible wounds caused by stress receive the best help possible, and that they are afforded the same respect given to the physically injured. The two goals of COSC are to maintain a ready fighting force, and to protect and restore the health of Marines and their family members.
From the everyday stressors of life to the stressors related to combat, stress can affect even the strongest Marine. The DSTRESS Line was developed by the Corps to provide professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors, and families when it’s needed most. Call today to speak with one of your own.
- The FOCUS Project – Families OverComing Under Stress
The Focus Project provides resilience training for military families facing the challenges of a family member’s deployment during wartime. Multiple deployments affect both the service member and the family as routines and roles are disrupted. Children may experience stress related to a parent’s role in the Global War on Terror and the impact of Combat Operational Stress on family life. FOCUS uses family training techniques to highlight areas of strength and resilience in the family and promote family growth to help address current challenges. The FOCUS Program located at Camp LeJeune serves the Cherry Point community. Please feel free to contact them at 910-450-5635. Click here for more information.
Groups & Classes
|Stress & Anger|
|Anger Management||The focus of the program is to identify skills used to control anger utilizing a variety of techniques.||Meets 8 weeks for one & a half hours per week.|