This population often has difficulty adjusting to society, especially if they have hidden disabilities such as post traumatic stress disorder. The stigmas they experience may be worse than physical ones since they are not detected by sight so people may doubt them or assume they are not serious.
Data shows 22 veterans commit suicide a day. Why?
In military life people work together to help others. They are generally hyper focused and outcome oriented. The culture is completely different than the one at home.
In civilian life people work competitively to get ahead of others in order to succeed. There are usually many other areas of life that require attention. This along with medical, financial, and social issues result in a significant amount of daily stress.
“The Plight of the Veteran” offers insights into the challenges a family and veteran may face while deployed and the adjustment of returning home. Once a soldier leaves the battlefield injured, the battle within just begins. To learn more contact 484-425-7587.
” The program was a good account of what we go through after we’re deployed. I had 20 years abroad and people don’t understand. ‘Thank you for your service’ is just words it doesn’t result in action.- Pvt. Terence Schaffer U.S. Marines