Therapy Services for Veterans

Veterans And Their Families Face Many Life Challenges

If you are a veteran, you may have faced a traumatic experience, such as witnessing violence, partaking in active combat, suffering abuse or losing fellow service members and friends to war. Trauma may continue to burden you throughout your daily life. You may have frequent intrusive flashbacks, distressing nightmares or overwhelming memories tied to your past experiences. You may experience some of the physical symptoms of trauma, such as fatigue, aches and pains, a racing heartbeat and poor concentration. Perhaps after you were discharged, you felt lost and confused when you returned home. You may now feel distant from your spouse, children, friends, family members or coworkers because they do not seem to understand your experiences. Even though you are ready to get your life back on track, you may not know where to turn for help in your community. In an attempt to escape the side effects of emotional or physical trauma, it’s possible that you have turned to drugs or alcohol to find a sense of escape or security. Your fears, addictions or mood swings may have led to job loss or legal trouble. Without a stable job, support from your family or connections within your community, you may feel like you have no hope for getting sober, finding emotional stability or building a positive future for yourself. Deep down, you may wish you could find the support you need to get your life back on a positive track and confidently move forward.

If you are the family member of a veteran, you may have noticed a drastic change in your loved one’s mood since he or she returned from service. Your family member may often seem constantly irritable, angry, sad or anxious. He or she may have withdrawn from your family, avoided social gatherings or refused to leave your home for extended periods of time. If you are the spouse of a veteran, it’s possible you have been woken up in the night by your partner’s nightmares or irregular sleep schedule, heightening your concerns about his or her wellbeing. When your veteran experiences a flooding of emotions triggered by a particular sight, sound, taste or smell, you may worry about his or her physical safety and feel helpless to relieve his or her pain. It’s possible you have seen your loved one consuming several alcoholic beverages or prescription pills each day, and now you are concerned he or she is heading toward a life threatening addiction. You may wish your family member could clear his or her painful memories, prioritize his or her truest goals and move forward in a healthy and connected life.

The Bodhi Battalion  is here to engaging veterans in therapy sessions and a community-centered environment that is specifically tailored to his or her needs.

It’s Very Common For Veterans To Feel Overwhelmed And Face Obstacles

Veterans who struggle with reintegration issues, PTSD and/or substance abuse problems are not alone. In a Washington Post survey of service members, 50 percent of respondents said re-adjusting to civilian life was difficult after they returned from active duty. Studies by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse have found that rates of PTSD and prescription drug abuse among veterans may be double the civilian rates. For veterans who experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD and substance abuse may be even more common because of the added physical and emotional stress they underwent during the time of their injury.

If you are a veteran, you may have faced a traumatic experience, such as witnessing violence, partaking in active combat, suffering abuse or losing fellow service members and friends to war. Trauma may continue to burden you throughout your daily life. You may have frequent intrusive flashbacks, distressing nightmares or overwhelming memories tied to your past experiences. You may experience some of the physical symptoms of trauma, such as fatigue, aches and pains, a racing heartbeat and poor concentration. Perhaps after you were discharged, you felt lost and confused when you returned home. You may now feel distant from your spouse, children, friends, family members or coworkers because they do not seem to understand your experiences. Even though you are ready to get your life back on track, you may not know where to turn for help in your community. In an attempt to escape the side effects of emotional or physical trauma, it’s possible that you have turned to drugs or alcohol to find a sense of escape or security. Your fears, addictions or mood swings may have led to job loss or legal trouble. Without a stable job, support from your family or connections within your community, you may feel like you have no hope for getting sober, finding emotional stability or building a positive future for yourself. Deep down, you may wish you could find the support you need to get your life back on a positive track and confidently move forward.

If you are the family member of a veteran, you may have noticed a drastic change in your loved one’s mood since he or she returned from service. Your family member may often seem constantly irritable, angry, sad or anxious. He or she may have withdrawn from your family, avoided social gatherings or refused to leave your home for extended periods of time. If you are the spouse of a veteran, it’s possible you have been woken up in the night by your partner’s nightmares or irregular sleep schedule, heightening your concerns about his or her wellbeing. When your veteran experiences a flooding of emotions triggered by a particular sight, sound, taste or smell, you may worry about his or her physical safety and feel helpless to relieve his or her pain. It’s possible you have seen your loved one consuming several alcoholic beverages or prescription pills each day, and now you are concerned he or she is heading toward a life threatening addiction. You may wish your family member could clear his or her painful memories, prioritize his or her truest goals and move forward in a healthy and connected life.

The Bodhi Battalion  is here to engaging veterans in therapy sessions and a community-centered environment that is specifically tailored to his or her needs.

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