For the returning veteran or anyone who has been traumatized, returning to normal living can be a challenge. Approximately 20% to 30% will evidence lingering clinical disorders and adjustment problems such as PTSD, anxiety, depressive and substance abuse disorders that can result in suicidal acts, aggressive behavior and divorce.
This book discusses the differences between adults (both military and civilians) who evidence resilience and those who have persistent difficulties adjusting. This user friendly guide provides specific "How to" ways to bolster resilience in six specific areas: Physical, Interpersonal, Emotional, Cognitive, Behavioral and Spiritual. It includes over 100 ways to develop resilience bolstering action plans, and, it includes numerous examples of successful coping from resilient individuals, self-improvement activities, and a comprehensive Resource Guide. The Guidebook highlights ways that returning service members can successfully reintegrate into civilian life.