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A soldier walks with his family following a 2011 ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, for soldiers from the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 3rd Brigade, who returned home from deployment in Iraq. Erich Schlegel/AP hide caption

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A new book explores the psychological harms of domestic violence. Nanette Hoogslag/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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'No Visible Bruises' Upends Stereotypes Of Abuse, Sheds Light On Domestic Violence

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The trick, of course, is to find moments of deep relaxation wherever you are, not just on vacation. Laughing with friends can be another way to start breaking the cycle of chronic stress and help keep your heart healthy, too. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption

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High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out

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Sherrie Lawson struggled with PTSD, depression and anxiety after she survived the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Courtesy of Sherrie Lawson hide caption

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Dealing With Trauma After A Mass Shooting — Over The Long Term

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Army veteran Chris Riga survived multiple blast injuries in deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. He rearranges sticky notes on his desk to assist him in remembering tasks he has to do throughout the day at his job as patient experience coordinator at the Northampton VA Medical Center in Leeds, Mass. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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'What Does War Do To An Entire Person?' — VA Studies Veterans With Blast Injuries

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Mickey Willenbring tends to one of her Navajo-Churro sheep at Dot Ranch in Scio, Ore. Tim Herrera hide caption

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After Combat, A Veteran Finds Solace In Sheep Farming

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Staff Sgt. Tom Frame, the author's father, stands at right in this 1968 snapshot from Vietnam. Frame family photo hide caption

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'They Are My Men': A 50-Year Veterans Reunion Helped My Dad Process A Brutal Battle

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Tetris and other absorbing brain games can get you into a "flow" state that relieves stress. Mary Mathis/NPR hide caption

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Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind

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Psychologists find that cognitive processing therapy — a type of counseling that helps people learn to challenge and modify their beliefs related to a trauma — can be useful in healing the mental health problems some experience after a sexual assault. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Brenda J. Faulkner, co-founder of The Truman Foundation, sits with her dog Truman at the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans annual conference in Tyson's Corner, Va. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Some firefighters, paramedics and police officers say the tragedies they respond to haunt them, leading to depression, job burnout, substance abuse, and more. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

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Concussions from domestic violence are sometimes overlooked in patient care. MarkCoffeyPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Domestic Violence's Overlooked Damage: Concussion And Brain Injury

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