Military Families: Strength in Service, Supporting Teens
Military families, with their distinctive experiences and lifestyle, create vibrant communities that are filled with rich traditions, shared values, and an unmatched sense of camaraderie. Central to these families are the teenagers, who, while navigating the ups and downs of adolescence, benefit immensely from the unique advantages of military life.
The Teenage Years
For teens raised in military households, adolescence is marked by distinct experiences. They reside in a variety of places, encounter different cultures, and form relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
Moreover, the nature of military life means that these youths may often relocate. Each move involves adjusting to a new environment, meeting different people, and adapting to new circumstances. This experience shapes their understanding and approach to various situations.
The Strength of the Military Community
There’s an undeniable bond that forms among military families. This community is built on shared experiences, mutual understanding, and a collective sense of purpose. Teens growing up in this environment find themselves part of an extended family, always ready to support, uplift, and encourage.
The beauty of this community is the way it fosters resilience, pride, and a profound sense of belonging. The shared challenges, such as coping with a parent’s deployment or moving to a new place, become shared triumphs as these families and communities rally together, offering emotional support and understanding.
However, like with any close-knit community, it’s crucial to recognize when its members may need additional assistance from outside of that community. When teens from military families are struggling with mental health issues, that’s where Moriah Behavioral Health can help.
At Moriah, we recognize the specific needs of these exceptional teens, and our specialized programs are tailored for what they’re going through. We are in network with Tricare and Tricare West Being allowing for care coordination and accessible services for military families.