Currently, well over 2 million people are serving in the Active or Selected Reserve components of the United States military, around the country and around the world.
With over 1.64 million deployments since 2001 and a continued presence in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas of conflict, the need for quality, culturally competent care for service members and their families has never been greater
Some common military stressors include: high-risk occupation, mobility, authoritative work environment, impact of separation, high degree of living with uncertainty.
For veterans returning home, this may be a period of mixed emotions. While potentially being a time of relief and reunion with loved ones, it is also a time of adjustment, and may bring about associated difficulties.
Veterans may be especially vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse.