Military: Achieving Personal Balance

FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL:

Military men and women serving multiple tours experience life as a revolving door of war, home, then back to combat — sometimes within months — and face the same dangers, the same stressors and the same agonizing separation from loved ones. Achieving Personal Balance (APB) is a gender-specific program designed to develop and apply effective coping strategies to deal with stressors at work and home specific for men and women who are serving or have served in the military.The APB Program is based on the evidence-based curriculum, Coping with Work and Family Stress and will focus on increasing the use of healthy coping skills by returning military veterans. Participants will increase skills that will provide a healthy balance in their lives.

• Program is FREE of charge
• Gifts/Incentives for participating
• 7-session gender-specific programsmilitary_soldier_male_for_military_page
• Convenient statewide locations (See Network Map)This program provides military men and women skill-building sessions to achieve results in:
• Reduction or elimination of sources of stress
• Less reliance on avoidance coping strategies
• Healthy alternatives to alcohol and drug use
• Prevention or reduction of feelings of depression and anxiety
• Increased use of social support and personal plan of action• Increased use of a wider range of stress management approaches

The Achieving Personal Balance Program focuses on increasing the use of healthy coping skills by returning military veterans. Two groups are open to men 18-25 years old or all women serving or having served in the military. The program is free through funding provided by the Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

For more information or to find the statewide program location nearest to you, please call Lisa at 732-367-0611 ext.203 or email her at lisa@njpn.org.