Every year the United States government has to agree on a federal budget for fiscal policy. The federal budget breaks down how and on what the country’s revenue will be spent. The budget is divided into several parts, including military spending, veteran benefits, health and science, education, transportation, etc. The national government sets aside approximately fifty-four percent of the federal revenue for military expenses such as guns, tanks, ammunition, etc. These expenses do not include the pay of those who serve in the military.
The United States averages a major war or conflict every twenty years. Wars involve pain, suffering, injuries and death to both conflicting parties. Soldiers and Marines often return home with lost limbs, physical scars, and strained due to prolonged and repeated combat deployments. There is, however, another kind of suffering that has been prevalent in soldiers since the start of war: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is an invisible illness that affects a person’s mental state after being exposed to a traumatic or near fatal incident.
Introduction A serious public health problem that causes pain, suffering, and loss to families, communities, and individuals, suicide is a serious issue within our society. Historically, suicide among U.S. service members were approximately half the rate of their civilian counterparts. Within the last fourteen years in the United States, suicide has been the tenth leading cause of death. When comparing the rate of suicide in America, Veterans have had a higher rate of suicide and climbing faster than in the general population of the United States.
Research Question: Why does the United States fail to acknowledge the population of homeless veterans in the country? Source 1 MLA Entry: Bowdler, Jo Ensign. "Health problems of the homeless in America. " The Nurse Practitioner 14.7 (1989): 44-51.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that anywhere from eleven to thirty percent of combat veterans, depending on era of service, develop post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly abbreviated as PTSD (“How Common is PTSD”). This likelihood increases if the trauma experienced was long-lasting or severe, if the person in question was directly exposed to the trauma, or if the person in question feared for their life or the life of a loved one (ibid). In Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, the eponymous Titus is said to have served Rome in war for forty years, ten years in his most recent tour, and to have lost twenty-one sons in the process. The events and writing of this play both take place centuries before the advent of modern
The exact definition of a veteran is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field, for example a person who has served or is serving in the armed forces. Today, there are 21.8 million veterans in the United States, who dedicated years of hard work and commitment to our country. There are many different ways that someone could have been involved in fighting for our country. There are five different branches of the military.
The huge attack of Iraq on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 left an everlasting impact on the US. On this day many fatalities occurred and much sadness fell upon the world. The first plane of terrorist flew into the North Tower, with a couple of minutes between the second plane flew into the South Tower. The effects of this disaster on the United States were many, including the immediate aftermath/roughage, the airlines, the economy, and the ongoing wars.
Veterans upon returning to their homes are met with pain and heartbreak. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an estimated one in ten Afghanistan veterans and as many as one in five Iraq War veterans. Psychological trauma faced by soldiers returning home can be just as bad or even worse than the physical trauma of war. Studies have found that less than half of returning soldiers with problems sought help, mostly out of fear of being stigmatized or hurting their careers. Dr. Charles W. Hoge, a researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, has said “The most important thing we can do for service members who have been in combat is to help them understand that the earlier that they get help when they need it, the better off
As of 2013, about 1.4 million people were actively serving in the armed forces. Not only do these soldiers experience hardships such as sacrificing their lives and dreams but they also gain a sense of brotherhood due to close relationships made with other soldiers and they experience feelings of hope through the possibility of recovery if injured. These experiences were captured and depicted in a photograph taken by Laura Rauch, who is a part of the Military’s Stars and Stripes newspaper. In this photograph, solider Kyle Hockenberry had been conducting a routine patrol on June 15 on the outskirts of Haji Ramuddin until an explosion erupted, giving Kyle Hockenberry such extensive injuries that he needed immediate attention.
Ptsd or Post-Traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness that a lot of people have after very horrible incidences. Today though, I want to speak about the military members with Ptsd. Did you know that everyday 22 or more veterans take their lives due to Ptsd? Ptsd doesn’t only cause people to commit suicide but can also cause anger, tiredness, not being able to sleep, and many other problems that I will go over later. I will also be going over how to notice the symptoms in your loved one and how to help them or get them help.