If the veteran is recently returning home from war, that can present a multitude of issues and these veterans often feel very isolated and alone while struggling to feel like they can “fit in” with their civilian friends, family, and peers. Many of them often need counseling or a place they can go to where they can feel like they really belong. They need support to help them deal with traumatic experiences that are often associated with war. Witnessing a friend, a coworker, or a child get blown up is not an easy thing to live with, and many times they themselves are the victim. Coming home with these wounds, both physical and/or psychological, can be devastating to them and their families. Connecting with other vets who have had the same types of experiences can sometimes help ease their stress as they are acclimating to civilian life after being in a high-alert war setting for many months.
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