Issues from Military Service
Some of following issues are symptoms veterans may face due to the experiences from their military service:
*List is not limited
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Traumatic events, such as military combat, assault, disasters or sexual assault can have long-lasting negative effects such as trouble sleeping, anger, nightmares, being jumpy and alcohol and drug abuse. When these troubles don't go away, it could be PTSD. The 2014 JAMA Psychiatry study found the rate of PTSD to be 15 times higher than civilians.
More than just experiencing sadness, depression doesn't mean you are weak, nor is it something that you can simply "just get over." Depression interferes with daily life and normal functioning and may require treatment. The 2014 JAMA Psychiatry study found the rate of depression to be five times higher than civilians.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury is usually the result of significant blow to the head or body. Symptoms can include headaches, fatigue or drowsiness, memory problems and mood changes and mood swings.
A flashback occurs when you feel as if you are re-experiencing a traumatic event. For example, a combat Veteran may have flashbacks to his or her time in the military when war scenes are shown on TV or in a movie or when a car backfires.
If you are in crises please call one of the following telephone numbers:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Hours: Available 24 hours, Multiple Languages Available:
1-800-273-8255 - - -Press 1
Combat Trauma Help Line
Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line: