This holiday season, don’t forget about our veterans. Many return from their service with a variety of problems. For some, it isn’t easy to get help or seek veteran support services. Here is why it might be difficult for a veteran to get support.
Can’t Recognize Something is Wrong
One reason some veterans struggle to get help is because they don’t recognize that something is wrong.
Even if they do realize something is wrong, they may be unable to identify it or feel too embarrassed to talk about it. This is why it’s important to have open conversations about health.
Pretending the Problems Don’t Exist
Another reason some veterans struggle with seeking help is because they approach their problems with a “suck it up” attitude.
Rather than confronting their problems and getting assistance, they may believe in ignoring the problems in an attempt to get them to go away.
After returning from service, some veterans are too overwhelmed to look for help. Returning to ordinary life after serving one’s country can be incredibly difficult. It can also be a struggle to find suitable resources. For some, this can be a trial and error process that becomes too frustrating, confusing, or overwhelming to navigate on their own.
Fear of Losing Custody
Additionally, it is possible that a veteran does not want to talk about their health status because they fear losing custody of their children. Some veterans who are single parents or have partial custody of their children are deeply attached to their kids. Their fear of losing their children outweighs their desire to seek resources.
Support a Local Veteran at SRQ Vets This Holiday Season
These are just some of the reasons why a veteran may have a hard time getting help. With that in mind, please don’t forget about veterans in need this season.
At SRQ Vets, we strive to make it as easy as possible for veterans to receive the help they require. We are an organization led by local veterans, dedicated to serving our fellow local veterans.