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Returning to civilian life after the service in the military is a challenge every veteran must face. In many cases, this challenge is added to with both physical and psychological wounds – the legacy of the warfare experience. One of the recent investigations into issues facing veterans and military families is the report produced by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), which provided a number of alarming...
Are you a veteran who has left the service within the past year or so? That is great. Veterans of all kinds provide a great service to the United States and other countries and your service is very much appreciated. That said, what many veterans don’t realize is the importance of maintaining emotional wellbeing as a newly released veteran. So here are 25 emotional wellbeing strategies for veterans to help you for the rest of your life....
Diabetes is  a very common disease  among adults in America, and its prevalence among veterans is particularly high – as stated in a study by Y Liu. The condition affects nearly 25% of US veteran patients; currently, around 1.5 million veterans are currently being treated by the VA for Type 2 diabetes. If you have Type 2 diabetes, the good news is that the VA is now offering free access to a specialist clinic providing...
Natural remedies for PTSD are a great way for veterans to start exploring ways of feeling better and in more control. Coming back from military service, even if you didn’t see active combat, the world changed. Some things that you never noticed before are suddenly irritations. Things that were mere irritations are now oppressive. And some things that used to matter… just don't anymore. It's normal, and you are justified...
Veteran unemployment in America is  at a historical low, reaching only 2.7%  against an average of 4% for the general population. This optimistic outlook is encouraging more and more vets to find a job in the civilian sphere. However, for some, labor reintegration is challenging. While serving in the Armed Forces,  you develop extremely valuable skills , but at the same time many bring home the scars of war - both emotional...
Since 2001, approximately 2.6 million American service members were deployed to serve in the military. Research from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs of suggests that 18% of veterans from recent deployment  return home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder , also known as PTSD. As a result, the intense feelings of fear, depression, and nightmares affect their  daily lives after duty . That is where Art therapy comes in....
Image: Lemon balm tree Serving as a veteran can have long-term consequences for one’s physical and mental health, with Dr. Stephen Hunt of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Post Deployment Integrative Care Initiative noting that “folks returning from combat have a constellation of health challenges , including physical issues, psychological issues and psychosocial issues concerning things like work and family."...