Mental Health Services
When it comes to veterans mental health is a major factor in both men and women who serve or have served in the armed forces. We have seen the impacts of those suffering in silence too often, one too many times. Suicide among veterans remains higher than any other group of individuals and is attributed to PTSD, MST, TBI, anxiety, depression and more. Mental health is one of the most diagnosied disorders in all Veteran Affairs cases.
The adjustement to life after deployment or service can take its toll on bothe the servicemember and their family, afterall civilian life is drastically different from service. Being able to spot the signs and signals that someone is struggling with a mental health issue is key to their getting help and treatment. Without proper diagnosis many of veterans end up self madicating through alcohol and drugs to numb the traumas they are hiding and living with on a daily basis.
One's mental health can and will affect theirs and others physical health.
Many who need treatment may find themselves facing barriers to getting treated such as the fear or shame of seeking such treatments. Fear of losing ones security clearance, financial costs of therapist and medications; what services are offered and where to find treatment are all barriers to finding people may face when dealing with mental health.
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