Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, is a mental disorder that most often develops after a veteran experiences a traumatic event. While having this illness, the veteran believes their lives are in danger. They also may feel afraid or feel they have no control over what is happening. If their feeling does not go away, the symptoms may disrupt the person 's life, making it hard to continue daily activities. In the United States thousands of veterans are not able to leave behind the horrors and traumatic events they experience while at war.
Military Abuse The military is a world filled with violence and the effects can be life changing. Veterans experience hardships in their lives after their service to the military, including homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive use of alcohol, and domestic violence. According to the White House Joining Forces Initiative, back in 2011 the military is made up of less than 1% of all Americans. Veterans make up about 7% of the population and currently the United States alone has 21,973,000 veterans. “During the conflicts that spanned the past twelve years, deployments became longer, redeployments were common and breaks between deployments were shortened,” (Hoffler) while experiencing extended life over-seas, it increased the chances to come home with trauma, specifically PTSD.
2.1 Literature Review War trauma. Soldiers that are sent for missions are exposed to physical and psychological wounds, particularly to war trauma. (Boserelle,& Cupa, 2011). Land mines, exploding shells and direct bullet injury are just some causes of war–related amputations on foot and ankle among respondents in a study by Ebrahimzadeh & Rajabi in 2007. As more and more U.S. veterans come from Iraq and Afghanistan with a missing limb, much attention is given to a bewildering phenomenon that young soldiers feel an agonizing pain in a body part that no longer exists.
They fight for our freedom and our rights and we repay them by becoming homeless. Us Americans should be helping our troops when they come home. We do not treat our veterans right. They fight for our country, but when they come home they are not treated right. The physical, mental and emotional fatigue that comes with serving in combat is immense and many soldiers see their
As coping with their PTSD they may try to use the method of not speaking, they use this as a way of dealing with their PTSD. (STEWE-2) Mark Evan’s a veteran that served in Afghanistan against the Taliban had also developed PTSD, he shared a common symptom that Najmah had also suffered from, mental triggers. “Loud bangs reminded me of mortars or gunfire and the smell of bitumen reminded me of being blown up by a landmine. Walking past building sites or roadworks, I relived that traumatic experience so vividly it would become a traumatic experience in itself"(Evans). Mark Evans also had been struggling from mental PTSD triggers event the simple smell of bitumen could make him relive the event of him being blown up a landmine.
His New York psychiatric office treats hundreds of patients each year, each suffering from some type of chronic pain. Even though thousands of patients have suffered with chronic pain for generations, and the medical community has legitimized the illness as real, a stigma remains. There are some who feel that the pain is merely in their minds, that they are making it up or imagining. Medical science disputes that claim, however, that type of backward thinking causes more grief for the sufferers. It is because of this that many chronic pain sufferers are hesitant to seek pain management help from a psychiatric
The soldiers also grow close together and treat each other like family during their service which, consequently, makes it hard to leave them. Veterans feel isolated when they return home because their friends and family have not experienced combat like they had. One veteran who was interviewed claimed that “I can tell stories all night long and [my family] probably won’t really grasp what’s going on”(Ahern pg.5). Most veterans feel that no one can truly understand what they went through in war without being in war. Nevertheless, they feel disconnected from their friends and family.
If successful getting them off the street the paper work need to assist them is even more challenging. It’s up to the client to go to their appointments and bring back the documents to help house them. Many of the population we serve are severely mentally ill dealing with family loss, loss of homes and sexual
This can happen to prepare for the person being physically gone. Military families often deal with a lot of stresses that are uncommon to most civilian population such as frequent relocations, extended deployment, reintegration, the absence of a parent or sometimes both, Loneliness, sadness, Fear for their service member's safety, Dealing with problems on their own, and infidelity. Military Families face a number of challenges before, during, and after deployment. Not to forget Mental
Kum Martin outlines the challenges that are faced by families and patients in “Some Disadvantages of Hospice Care”. Martin reviews the difficult facts that the family might experience while they are left helpless and ultimately responsible for their family members’ end of life care. Martin asserts that families are faced with providing care and need to stop everything else they are doing in order to care for their loved one. Providing round-the-clock care can be difficult, as many patients who chose hospice are no longer eligible to receive care at the hospital. This means they must be discharged and return home (Martin).
This fear often creates barriers to those seeking care. Many veterans returning from war do not want to seek help from the VA or other mental health facilities for fear that others may see them as weak and helpless. Fanning & Pietrzak (2013) report that 60% of older male veterans currently have suicidal ideations and are not receiving mental health treatment. “Rural agrarian culture values, which champion a strong work ethic, independence and self-reliance, may inhibit treatment seeking behavior (McCarthy et al, 2012). In 2007-2008, approximately 36% of VA patients lived in rural areas (McCarthy et al, 2012).
Those who have been in an accident, they might have experienced the shock, after-incident trauma, physical discomfort and post-trauma stress for a longer period of time. The victim alone is not the sufferer. His family and loved ones too have to go through the trouble and difficulty after the accident. Most people who have been in an accident have partial or permanent depression too. The negative feeling can
When they come back are they still fighting in the war? PTSD is a very serious condition; where people suffer from an illness created in their mind. PTSD is very common in the military. Most people develop this illness after coming home from war. PTSD could lead into very bad and traumatic incidents to themselves and their families.
This finding also show that there is a need to make more efforts in making military skills in line with civilian vocations. In a poll conducted in 2010 by the Society of Human Resources Management found that 60% of employers felt that veterans often had difficulty translating military experiences into civilian job experiences (Faurer, Rogers-Brodersen, & Bailie, 2014). In contrast, the literature review also found that there is a perceived notion of discrimination from some employers, who did not show complete trust in hiring veterans for reasons such as PTSD. A study by The George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas (XXXX), on issues affecting veterans who have served since 9/11 confirms this issue. They found that employers sometimes cite