Servicemen and women oftentimes face unique challenges when leaving active duty and readjusting to civilian life.
Challenges include, discovering ways to re-establish their roles within the family, having to find and obtain a civilian job (sometimes for the first time ever, such as when enlisting after graduating from high school), and adjusting to a life that involves making their own choices versus being told what to do, how to do it, and when.
However, sometimes soldiers also return home with challenges related to their mental wellbeing as a result of what they’ve witnessed while on active duty. And one of the most common mental challenges is post-traumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD).
Maryville University has a guide that could help us “Understand a Veteran with PTSD”