Millions of members of the Armed Services give the ultimate sacrifice when they decide to join, many of whom are sent to troubled areas all over the globe. This not only takes a toll on those who serve, but on their families as well. As deployments are often times lengthy, the transition back to civilian life can present a challenge for both the returning service member and their families. This is often times compounded by additional challenges such as psychical injuries and traumatic brain injury, as well as obstacles like depression, traumatic loss, or post-traumatic stress symptoms which many members of the military face upon returning home.
Below are some articles that aim to assist returning members of the military and their families in readjusting back to civilian life.
Are you a returning service member? Check out the Veterans Administration's Transition & Care Management program to see if you can receive additional benefits
If you or a loved one is a former or active duty Service Member and is experiencing a crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 or send a text to 838255 and visit VeteransCrisisLine.net for more resources