The Branch offers programs to help deal with the mental cost of inflation

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Inflation, inflation, what in the tarnation? We are all seeing the ravages of inflation in the prices of gas, food, services and other goods lately. There seems to be no end in sight, and now even the “glass half full” section must be scratching the top of their heads in bewilderment.

The Branch offers programs to help deal with the mental cost of inflation

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Inflation, inflation, what in the tarnation? We are all seeing the ravages of inflation in the prices of gas, food, services and other goods lately. There seems to be no end in sight, and now even the “glass half full” section must be scratching the top of their heads in bewilderment.


Economic concerns have more impact than your wallet. There is also an emotional toll. As prices continue to soar, your patience may have run out. Or maybe the little things that didn’t annoy you before make you roar like a lion.


There is a reason for this. We are in uncertain times.


Uncertainty breeds fear and anxiety. Worry and stress can erode patience and goodwill. They are the cornerstones of personal resilience, healthy relationships, and parenthood.


So what is the “so what”? What can I do about this?


The first thing you can do to ease your anxiety is to recognize that navigating inflation is difficult financially. You may even feel resentment. These feelings and thoughts are completely normal. We can’t stay there, though.


The next step is to arm yourself with knowledge. ACS has a team of accredited financial advisers who can provide individual financial advice. The Financial Readiness Team also provides information on military emergency relief, budgeting, buying a car and home, and emergency relief. All services are free and hosted in a confidential/non-judgmental area. ACS also has several team members who are coupon enthusiasts. If there was ever a time for coupons, this is it.


Finally, know that you are not alone. The installation’s military family life counselors can provide individual and family counseling. MFLCs do not keep notes and their services are free and confidential. The ACS Family Advocacy Program also offers classes such as The Five Love Languages ​​and Scream Free Parenting to help you navigate your personal relationships during times of high stress and anxiety.


To learn more about the above courses or other programs and courses offered by ACS, call 767-5058 or 435-9646.