After applying for DD214 online and receiving the document, it could be easy to think that the veteran has left everything to do with their service behind.
Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Many veterans suffer with mental illness after returning from duty and this affects everyone, including the service members and their families.
It is entirely possible that some people may not experience some of these symptoms until a few years after leaving the armed forces. They may also delay seeking help for several reasons, such as thinking that they can cope, fear of criticism or feeling that therapists will not understand.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is perhaps the most infamous mental health problem veterans face after returning from duty. more