Military & Veterans
ABOUT MILITARY AND VETERANS
Military families and Veterans, particularly those from the recent wars, have been deployed numerous times, face difficult adjustments when they return to civilian life.
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) is relatively common and can be from combat or other military related issues, such as extreme bullying or military sexual trauma. Symptoms may include flashbacks, irritability and difficulty with intimacy It is hard for many “warriors” to return to their families and pick up where they left off. They may feel isolated, that no one understands what they have been through, and they may experience depression and thoughts of suicide . Use of substances may be an attempt to cope, but can actually intensify the problem.