Something isn’t quite right; your family says you are not the same, and you don’t seem to know how to connect with them.
A part of yourself is lost.
The sense of pride…leaving you confused about the meaning of your service.
You find unwanted memories and scenes coming to mind and can’t seem to drown them out. Alcohol, drugs, or engaging in thrill-seeking activities only do so much to make the pain go away.
So, you withdraw more and more, as you just don’t want to be a part of the things you once enjoyed. No one understands…
It was during my training in school that I began working with the military and their families. I had not been exposed to the military life before that. My heart was forever changed, as I began working with individuals and families who struggled.
The realization that when you are in the military you have no life of your own was a turning point.
Nothing felt stable. I saw people who didn’t see the same doctor or couldn’t see their psychiatrist, because they were TDY and didn’t know how to get prescriptions filled.
I saw appointments that were cancelled, because command decided they needed them for something else.
I saw families who experienced grief, as their loved one became someone they didn’t know. I saw the grief and loss that those who have been in combat experience. It was as if all innocence was lost.
We are here to support you and your families in your time of need.