Carolina Counseling Services - The Twilight Years: PTSD-free and Happy Veterans
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The Twilight Years: PTSD-free and Happy Veterans
Military veterans are honored and credited for their bravery and sacrifice. The shock and stress of war often experienced by veterans can be unimaginable. After experiencing a life-threatening event, many service members come home to their families feeling “different”, and may even spend the rest of their lives feeling this way. Unfortunately, an invisible enemy, “post-traumatic stress disorder” or PTSD, awaits many military personnel who had been looking forward to spending their twilight years in peaceful retirement.
Living with PTSD after Surviving the War
It is not always clear why some military personnel are at higher risk of developing PTSD than the others. What is certain, however, is that trauma can be very powerful, particularly for those who have witnessed or experienced a greater number of life threatening events. Symptoms of PTSD do not always surface immediately after returning from deployment.
Readjusting to life outside the military can be difficult. It can be doubly hard if you’re living with the lingering symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This many cause you recurring, intrusive memories or flashbacks of traumatic events, negative thoughts and moods, extreme avoidance of people, things, or situations associated with bad memories, and/or hyper-arousal or edginess. In extreme cases, thoughts of harming one’s self or others may persist. Many of the symptoms even include the same adrenaline-quick reflexes that helped you survive while on the battlefield. It can be unnerving to have these responses in an otherwise safe situation.
Bravery in Post-War Life
Admitting to having symptoms of PTSD is not a sign of weakness. As a soldier, you may have been taught to camouflage pain, however, this may no longer be of benefit to you. Though you may feel isolated, there is no reason to feel alone.
Turn to Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina for help. We believe that, as a veteran, you deserve to live happily in your twilight years, free from the shock and stress of the war you’ve been through. Count on the licensed independent contracted therapists to help you find the relief you deserve. Call Carolina Counseling Services today.
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services Fuquay-Varina contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Wake County NC
Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC