The most daunting hurdle facing military veterans is adjusting to life when they return home. A recent Rasmussen Report indicated more than one-third (38%) of respondents felt transitioning to civilian life was the biggest challenge.
The other two most pressing challenges were getting civilian employment and accessing healthcare and mental health care.
Other challenges include dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and managing personal finances.
Many veterans feel that private employers don't value military experience. Veterans can have problems co-existing with people whose norms and values differ from the military culture and establishing relationships with civilians. Returning veterans many also struggle to find new career paths. PTSD causes debilitating mental disability and is the leading cause of veteran unemployment.
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You can also browse therapists who specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as this therapeutic approach has been shown to help PTSD recovery.