Soldiers are so young when they are sent into combat. We send those who are barely young adults into experiences that will influence them for years, at a time when their life narratives are still unformed and they are so impressionable. — Sam Osherson Ph.D.
For many veterans, it is difficult to adjust to the normal life outside of the military. Most of these veterans face various mental and emotional challenges after coming from a rigorous process of combat. Because of these hardships, many may continuously feel disconnected from other people, emotionally numb, or close to exploding.
Veterans are celebrated after they return home from active service. They receive utmost respect and appreciation. However, there has been a gap in what can they do after they return home from service. Most of them picture an early retirement, but this is not always the case. Many veterans who just came back home from active service would like to look for a job.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one, if not the most common problem that military veterans face after their years of service and heroism for the country and its people. It is a mental health problem that occurs after witnessing life-threatening events in their lives. Children and military veterans are the usual people hit by this general mental issue.
We need to find a way to have a dialogue about what is like to return from war, and what it is like to be a son, a parent, a sibling, a spouse of someone who has been to war. — Sam Osherson Ph.D.
Veterans deserve all the help the can get. After a lifetime of being served by these heroes, we now must give back by helping them in return. Many veterans are already aged, and unfortunately, some have acquired disabilities that make it harder for them to do what they want in their lives. To remedy this, people have developed ingenious methods to assist disabled veterans with some of their daily activities. One of these solutions involves man’s best friend: the dog.
Many military veterans find it difficult to look for work after their time in service. Many research studies show that despite having gained several practical and valuable skills in their training, these veterans still have a higher-than-average unemployment rate. The reason for this is the “language barrier” between employers and veterans. The veterans have a hard time translating their military experiences into corporate responsibilities.