In this essay I want to portray the message of how many veterans of war are being left to fend for themselves when they return home, and struggle to restart their lives. I want to demonstrate the fact that Veterans are suffering with economic and PTSD, and they will continue to do so until drastic changes are made. I would address the United States Government-specifically the department of domestic affairs- thus hoping to change the current situation as quickly as possible, due to the fact that the branch that this essay is directed towards have an enormous amount of power. The research I will present will be based off the plethora of U.S. census data; indicating that the problem at hand is one that the government has verified. As well as using data to support poverty, I will gather sources from other wars such as Iraq to show how this poverty among veterans has entered a domino effect. Medical records would also be an effective way of showing the correlation between poverty and PTSD. This is because in the war in Iraq there were over 170,000 documented cases of PTSD. Lastly the tone within this essay will be firm and direct. This is because when talking to the government the ideas within the text must be clear and concise. By using a specific tone the stress of the argument is much more important and can help prove a point or destroy one as
Veterans today face many challenges still from when they fought in the war. After they have served in the military they go home to their families. For a while though the family is not used to that mom or dad back and, for the kids it is weird because they haven 't been around that parent and they don 't really talk to that parent. Veterans also get flash backs from war also so they are sometimes get scared or they get really weird. So yes Veterans still face challenges today like going back to their families and flash backs from
In the recent years, the number of mental health professionals providing for the military has dwindled, there is almost no combat-specific psychologists left, and the wait time to be treated for a mental health issue by the Department of Veterans Affairs has drastically increased. Examining MilitaryOneSource and the Department of Veterans Affairs, two of the most highly regarded military health providers, the lack of mental health services for veterans and active duty members has diminished and has resulted in a multitude of veterans going untreated or even ending their own life instead of receiving the help they
When soldiers returned home, they often had difficulty with finances. Many came home to find that they were replaced in their old occupations and that, in general, jobs were in short supply. As a result, unemployment among veterans was triple that of civilians in 1947. Moreover, housing was hard to find leaving many veterans without a stable home. Furthermore, while there was a baby boom after the war, there was also a divorce boom. Marital relations suffered after the war as veterans silently struggled with their mental health. The period after the war was the highest divorce rate in the world at the time and the highest divorce rate in American history. Furthermore, soldiers had been
Men and women who have made the sacrifice to serve in the military are often thought to be deserving of special resources and benefits after their service to our country ends. Unfortunately, for the veterans who become incarcerated, they may not receive these resources. This may be a contributing cause of their incarceration. They also may not have access to these resources while they are incarcerated, or even after their release. Neglecting to recognize the importance of their needs is likely to hinder their ability to reintegrate into society and lead productive lives. However, knowing what the needs of incarcerated veterans are can aid in providing them access to resources that can help them to reintegrate successfully into main society after incarceration, and also prevent them from being incarcerated again.
How many people have been over seas to protect our country and saw the devastation that war can hold in person? Many people think about this question and wonder. A good majority of people have regular good paying jobs. Still many people dislike the fact of working for a business or office setting. Some people have been through the dark side and back. Military veterans have done more then the regular person and have seen the blood and gore of war, have seen death, received diseases like PTSD, have more experience in the real world, and have suffered in many ways to defend our country, All veterans who are over seas defending our country should be paid more then they already do. Since veterans who have served for our country over seas have
You left your family and friends into a bloody war you could of died but you didn’t mind. You took your life for mine. You made things in life better then if you didn’t go into the war. My papa went into the war and he made it out safe. Those stripes and stars in our flag came from you. You saved many lives on the other side of the battle field. You chose to leave behind your loved ones and your life to die, make it home safe, or to have major injuries. Some people don’t care about the Veterans. But I care about veterans and all the people writing these essays.
Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) have high rates of unemployment and mental health disorders. In addition, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common injury among OIF/OEF veterans, often leading to cognitive impairments and post-concussive symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulties with cognitive and functioning. TBI and comorbid psychiatric conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) limit cognitive readiness for civilian employment and may lead to impaired job performance. These conditions all serve as potential barriers for OIF/OEF Veterans entering the workforce. The goal of this exploratory study is to determine which variables have the strongest relationships
Upon return, veterans face a battle of readjustment into civilian life, which abides as no child’s play. These endeavors ultimately generate hopeless results, including vagrancy. One of the main contributors to homelessness is unemployment, where veterans often lack the skills that many nonmilitary people have
In the United States there are currently more than 2.7 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Each year these military members return home from war only to face obstacles such as unemployment, medical and mental health issues, and homelessness. Social workers are dedicated to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country and the VA employs more social workers than any other U.S. agency (Malai, 2015). Social workers are continuously working with social service programs whose goal is eliminate homelessness in the veteran community, combat unemployment in the post-deployed, and provide outstanding medical and mental health care through VA programs.
As a daughter of a United States Marine, I have a real-life perspective on veterans. I have deep respect for my father, and all veterans who have put their lives on the line for America. My heart really goes out to those soldiers fighting this very moment. My brother-in-law has an old high school friend that went into the National Guard. While this friend was away he encountered a form of great disrespect. The man was spit on by a former U.S citizen while wearing his uniform. The citizen’s excuse was he was against fighting for our country.
DAV support the man and women veterans they invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals. Organization chartered by the United States Congress for disabled military veterans of the United States Armed Forces that helps them and their families through various means it has over 1.2 million members aftermath of World War I, disabled veterans in the United States found themselves seriously disadvantaged, with little governmental support. Many of these veterans were blind, deaf, or mentally ill when they returned from the frontlines. In 1922, a women 's auxiliary organization founded DAVWW continued working
For the practice of Occupational Therapy it teaches meaningful, functional, and adaptive life skills; it is a profession that enhances activities of daily living (ADL), and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). IADL’s including community mobility, is a critical area for the United States citizens. Driving is an instrumental activity that needs addressed with each client for safety and testing motor movements. Between 2002 and 2012, more than 1.5 million U.S. soldiers returned to the United States after an active duty Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraq Freedom (OIF; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], 2012a). Soldiers are trained specifically to what branch of service they’re going into. Going through strict training their units,
When you think of veterans, it is rare that horses come to mind, unless it involves a Civil War. A typical soldier and horse statue honoring our veterans does more than symbolize gratitude and bravery. These stone tributes describe the post-war relationship between a soldier and horse. Ironically, the horse also serves as a curing tool for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is the idea behind the latest direction taken by The Red Barn’s program “Take the
Throughout my childhood and adolescent years, I always had a dream of joining the military. Though it was a choice, I still did not have any inside information of what it would be like, and the requirements and specifics of the Army. It wasn't until 2005 when I decided to join the United States Army that all my concerns and questions were answered by a recruit; and I was guided through the whole process to enter and prep for the Army. If it was not for the confidences and motivation of my recruiter back in 2005, I might have not made my leap and probably would not be in this uniform today.