There are a number of different stressful issues that face Veteran’s who return from active duty service overseas. They work gallantly to their job specialities during their active duty service, and then they view their separation with anticipation and high expectations. But many veterans have participated in grueling, intense service situations that have left heavy emotional impact on their lives. Their service has been given willingly and with pride, and then when they return the transition can be difficult. It is a situation that involves suddenly being in relaxing, civilian peacetime environments after being in high pressure, intensive situations. This transition can be fraught with a lot of heavy-duty emotional pressure that affects both the Servicemember and their families.
Veterans that are approaching separation are excited about returning to civilian life, but sometimes they need a helping hand in making the transition. The military helps provide support and assistance in the return transition. Counseling services and readjustment services are available to Veterans and their families to help in this acclimation process. It is available to any veteran who is returning to civilian life and its single purpose it to help ease the transition into civilian life. Some of the services that are available include; family counseling, marital counseling, medical counseling, individual counseling as well as drug and alcohol counseling. There are even bereavement counseling services available to military service personnel.
Other Services- Returning from active duty has a lot of different details, but finding employment and successfully settling back into civilian life is one of the most important issues for the Servicemember to achieve. The Veterans administration provide many different services and these can aid and assist the Servicemember in their transition. They have referral services, outreach and community resources, as well as a number of direct services that can be a great help to returning Servicemembers.
The events that happened on 911 and the awareness of the global situation have raised the profile of the American Service Man and Women around the world. Some of our brave Veterans return suffering from Post Trauma stress and other emotional conditions. There has been an increased effort, both officially through military medical channels, and through private counseling services that do not go through the official chain of command. There is an ever-expanding network of services that are available for Servicemembers to participate in.