Members of the armed forces provide a tremendous service to our country. The sacrifices they make are something that is not lost on our public, even though social media and other avenues tend to portray it otherwise at times. Through the past years, and especially since September 11, America has faced a protracted battle in various parts of the world, especially in the Middle East, Afghanistan and other regions. Multiple members in every part of the armed forces have been on deployments for extended periods of time, and some more than once. The mental fortitude required to withstand this is taxing to many, and it is not shameful for those in the military to admit they struggle with dealing with these issues and thoughts.
The benefits of military counseling for both members of the military and their families who are on deployment cannot be understated. The toll it can take on one’s psyche can be difficult to surmount without the support of friends and family, as well as behavioral and mental health specialists. Having the support of therapists can help one deal with their particular struggles and can help get them back on track and thinking positively about their situation.
The reality is that every soldier has had to face mental health challenges when deployed for active duty, it’s just that we now can put a name to issues that come up, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chemical dependency and more. When you know what you are dealing with, you can fight it that much harder.
At Peak Behavioral, we have a military board on staff that helps advise our military programs. There is a degree of comfort we can foster with our military patients, which can help speed recovery times and allow for more open conversations. Counseling is very beneficial, even if one is not suffering from mental health challenges from their deployment. If you feel that you are struggling with anything however, from depression to anxiety to symptoms of PTSD, contact us right away for a free and confidential assessment. Our military members are one of the greatest strengths of our nation, and we want to be there to assist in every single way possible. Contact us today!