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A Physical and Mental Health Overview

The following pages will touch lightly on health issues you or others you know may be facing. Learning some basic definitions and symptoms of common injuries may help you recognize something you or a friend is currently facing. Included in these sections will be helpful resources for you to find out more information or to get help. The physical and mental health subjects that will be covered are: traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and military sexual trauma (MST).

“Those of us who get back from the war zone are different people. People need to give us time to get acclimated to being home. We might be very quiet or socially awkward. Civilians should be very careful when telling us about their problems, we might react very angrily because of the severity of things we have gone through. Most of us aren’t looking for a pity party or an excessive amount of praise. We just want to be respected” (Anonymous, 2007).

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A straightforward manual for veterans transitioning out the U.S. military.

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