When soldiers leave to go to the war, they make sure that they are physically fit and emotionally healthy in order to serve their country well. After returning from the war, they are confronted with various health issues. They often faced with Traumatic Brain Injuries and Prolonged Grief Disorder. They could experience some eruptive behavior and this may include unwanted memories, poor sleep, withdrawal from family and friends, and have higher rates of alcohol and drug disorder. Some physical disabilities may involve an amputation and spinal cord injuries. Emotional reactions include getting furious, overwhelmed, empty, and sad. In addition, behavioral reactions include not wanting to talk, sleep disturbances, as well as feeling disconnected from surroundings. They may also have spiritual reactions like feeling of hopelessness, abandonment, renouncing of their faith, as well as loss of purpose. It is a fact that it is not easy for the returning veterans to adjust their lives after the war, and the additional troubles these symptoms bring can drain their psyches even more, and that is when problem usually come in. This has resulted in a new awareness regarding the need to implement efficient treatments in order to aid these brave soldiers.
Some of the war veterans take prescription medicines without medical supervision and think about ending their lives. There are several war veterans who loss their sense of purpose in life and experience hopelessness. For some war veterans, the symptoms from PTSD make problem between them and their family and friends. In addition, a number of those with PTSD do not want to seek professional help in order to avoid negative memories from the war, pessimism about seeking help, and disallowing other to help them and prefer to do it themselves. Some of the returning veterans do not want to share what they experience in the war to those who were never involved in any combat, so they make that aura of impenetrable reserve. The VA’s usually have 10,000 calls per month. A total of 950 suicide attempts occurred each month by the returning veterans receiving care and 18 veterans die by suicide each day. They may sound despairing, but there are actually treatment options available such as medications and CBT.
It is very essential that they have access to the best health care or support group. There are actually a lot of organizations and help groups whose missions are to help the returning veterans and they usually offer them a holistic approach to deal with them when they come back from the combat. A lot of these groups not only address their psychological and physical needs but also the spiritual needs. These groups and organizations are their to help reinvigorate the hope and sense of purpose of both the veterans and their families.