While military life may be rewarding, it can also be challenging. According to 2014 research, one in every four active-duty troops showed symptoms of a mental health problem. Things you saw or experienced while in the military might have a long-term impact on your mental health and make the transition to civilian life challenging.
The three most common mental health concerns for veterans are:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A person suffering from PTSD will repeat the horrific incident in their thoughts or nightmares, and they will take steps to avoid circumstances that bring back memories of the event.
A frequent reaction to distressing situations. It is distinguished by a persistently poor mood that lasts longer than a few days.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI happens when the brain is struck by an external force. This can include explosion-related shocks or assault-related injuries.
We at Oasis Homecare Services go out of our way to remind our service members that they may receive help, and one of those is providing them and their spouse with home care services in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
Caregivers in New Jersey can assist veterans in getting the most out of their health care. They can accompany care recipients to appointments with physicians. Inform and assist in implementing treatment recommendations which may involve giving medical treatments, which helps increase prescription adherence, or ensuring that appointments are kept. Caregivers can also help veterans:
- Control pain.
- Keep emotional stability.
- Take part in healthful habits.
- Provide respite care to family caregivers.