Post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real issue, one that affects millions of Americans each year. Of all the possible situations that can cause PTSD to manifest, the men and women who serve in the military are most likely to experience situations that will cause the disorder.
This is because nearly 100% of military servicemen and women are vulnerable to traumatic scenarios and situations. But there is a stigma associated with military mental health, especially any negative military mental health.
PTSD in the Military Military
PTSD can occur anytime a member of the armed forces is exposed to trauma, including the trauma of combat. Unfortunately, servicemen and women experiencing PTSD all too often are stigmatized by their peers, or even by the military culture. If those with PTSD internalize the stigma surrounding them, they can begin to self-stigmatize, or see themselves as the reason they have a problem in the first place.
Any stigma surrounding PTSD while serving and after serving can negatively affect any number of people. Current military and veterans’ mental health matters, and it’s important to help them and other citizens not suffering from PTSD realize that getting help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength.
Mental Health Services for Veterans
Military mental health matters. Veterans’ mental health matters. Don’t suffer from PTSD alone. Don’t self-stigmatize. There are treatment options out there, including medication and cognitive behavioral therapy.
At Las Encinas Recovery Center, victims of PTSD from military service can receive care through our range of programs and treatment options.
Contact us today with any questions about our mental health services for veterans. We look forward to helping you and your loved ones suffering from PTSD or other disorders.