Learning to recognize the signs of combat stress in yourself, another service member or a family member who has returned from a war zone can help you call on the right resources to begin the healing process.
The military teaches its soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen to be prepared for anything that comes their way, even serious injuries and illnesses. Military OneSource offers strategies for the wounded warrior on adjusting to and recovering from a serious injury or trauma, returning to work and home life, and other important issues. While Military OneSource does not provide direct health care services, it does offer resources and benefits for wounded warriors.
People who live through a traumatic event sometimes suffer its effects long after the real danger has passed. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
For many years, individuals with disabilities have been using sports as a therapeutic tool to overcome serious injury or illness and as a means of recovery.
The military has specialized wounded warrior programs designed to help the severely ill and injured transition back to duty or civilian life. Each service branch has its own program.
As a spouse of a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you may be experiencing a range of emotions. It is important to allow yourself to feel every emotion that surfaces and attend to your own needs.