Military veterans' affairs

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  • Essay Of PTSD In The Things They Carried

    a complete failure that caused the many deaths of young adults. Young men ages 18 and older were being drafted to go to the war; they had no option, which increased anxiety, stress. Many didn’t know how to cope with this; they just got out of high school, they didn’t know what to do in a harsh situation such as this. That’s why many veterans had PTSD forty years after the war. Fifty-eight thousand Americans were killed in the Vietnam War, but twice as much died after the war from PTSD, suicidal thoughts, depression, and by other psychological problems. Many after coming back from the war couldn’t adjust to the civilian life, and many state that the war shattered their lives. Many veterans felt forgotten, and unappreciated,…

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  • Department Of Veterans Affairs: A Case Study

    The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is “to fulfill President Lincoln 's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America 's veterans” (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016). This mission statement was written vaguely enough to be comprehensive of the changing needs of our veterans. A more precise definition may not have benefited the organization as the services we provide…

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  • Analysis Of The Worrisome Veteran

    number of student veterans in the U.S. doubled, and has since been growing at a rate of 20% per year. The flood of veterans seeking higher education has left many schools playing catch up in order to understand their growing demographic. In 2009, Penn State published a video on their website entitled “The Worrisome Veteran”. The short video was meant as a training guide to show teachers how to manage student veterans. The video depicts student veterans as intimidating, dangerous, entitled and…

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  • Veteran Suicide And Military Suicide

    conclusion over. Suicide is difficult to talk about, affects tens of thousands of people and climbs higher and higher every year without an agreeable reason. A topic even less seemingly approachable is military suicide. Though neither veteran suicide nor “civilian” suicide is more glamorous a topic to cover or glorious a reason to solve over the other, veteran suicide relates to a more sizeable cadre that all have lived under or experienced relatively similar series of stimuli, making them an…

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  • Vet Centers Case Study

    ultimately, flourished in providing quality mental health services, military sexual trauma counseling, and bereavement services to family members who were killed during active duty (Blank, 2016). The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 extended the eligibility for VA readjustment…

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  • Born On The Fourth Of July Film Analysis

    Glory. Serving and being a part of something bigger. These concepts tend to be attached to joining a military and serving to fight in a war, and the glorification of war and fighting strikes the hearts and minds of much of the populace. However, none of these concepts and glorifications are found in reality. Morality, and the will to fight is shaken under the truth of war and the distinction from right and wrong is blurred. Forms of expression like art, music, and more recently, films have been…

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  • The Importance Of Mental Health Care For Veterans

    The Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that there are approximately 22.2 million living veterans. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse disorders, depression, and anxiety occur at a higher rate in veterans (Spelman et al., 2012, p. 1200), and every day twenty-two veterans take their own lives. (Department of Veterans Affairs, Kemp, RN PhD, Bossarte, PhD, 2012, p. 15) Sadly, veterans that want mental health treatment cannot get appointments at the V.A., and some who would…

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  • Vagrancy In Vietnam

    toy. Jim is one out of 49,933 destitute veteran that are destitute, no place to go. Jim is additionally one the half of destitute veterans that served amid the Vietnam time. The issue concerning homelessness and unemployment in the USA merits close consideration and requests fitting arrangements. A large number of individuals in the United States have no steady lodging and perpetual vocation. Those…

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  • Save The Military Analysis

    THE CHOICE TO LEAVE THE MILITARY After 19 years of military life, the multiple lengthy trainings, the missed Christmas and holidays away from family and the endless cycle of deployments and work-ups, he made the choice. In the form of a simple request to his captain the request went simply, “Respectfully request to retire from Active Duty upon the end of obligated service and transfer into the Fleet Reserves”. The words he wrote brought fear of the uncertain to his mind. The decision was…

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  • Code Of Ethics: The Social Work Profession

    Being a combat veteran myself I always put the needs of the veteran first to offer the best possible service available. Volunteering to me is a very important part of human services to others since it offers a chance to give back and make a meaningful contribution to individuals. It is a one of the main values of social work. One of the key reasons on the decision to take this path in earning my master’s degree in social work was the lack of services to most veterans. My own experience…

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