As veterans return home and adjust to civilian life, they and their families face new challenges and many communities struggle to meet their unique needs.
Some veterans suffer combat-related injuries, including mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and traumatic brain injury. Quality health care is critical as veterans return to their communities. Understanding the physical and mental health needs of veterans as well as the treatment systems available to address them, including care delivered by the VA and community providers is a positive step.
There are career-related concerns. Some veteran’s wonder: “If I’m diagnosed with something, will my employer know, and will that affect my job? If I get a prescription, will it interfere with my job eligibility. For women veterans, addressing military sexual trauma, self-harming and suicide attempts highlights the trauma that some of our brave soldiers have to battle through and why being aware of these issues are so important for the general public to know.
All in all we as a society should show respect to our veterans the defenders of our shores and support where we can as these brave men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect us all. And a beacon to the current crises and pass challenging moments in history is Sir Tom Moore, our national hero, British World war 2 veteran who raise over £30 million for the NHS and rightly so being Knighted by our Queen in July.
We at Property Fitness salute you all.