In the United States homeless has been an ongoing problem with there being thousands of people without homes, jobs, and adequate health care. A percentage of those people are military veterans who fought for our country. The Veterans Affairs Department has done countless studies to try to figure out why they are falling victim of homelessness. In this paper, I will give an in-depth look at the causes, treatment, and after care of homeless veterans. Looking at war history to see if maybe there is a link to being on the street, looking at the mental health, substance abuse, and the treatment of these men and women who have giving all to keep us free. This paper will look at war history, Mental Health/Substance Abuse/ Health Problems, Care and Treatment for Veterans and after care for homeless veterans.
How many veterans come home and can't function in society due to many stress factors that they’ve experienced while they were at war. Carlson, the main author and researcher of this project, studied to see types of stress factors that should be mainly affiliated with homeless veterans. She studied the effects that this stress had on the reactions of the veterans and the types that differed among them to compare to those people who were homeless with stressor related disorder but did not serve the nation in some way. She realized that more than half of the veterans that had a stress disorder post-war tended to have one that was associated not only with interpersonal violence but with dissociation symptoms as well. She concluded that, “Post-traumatic symptoms and military and civilian traumatic Stressors of all types should be assessed in homeless veterans because they may be contributing to poor social and occupational functioning.”
PTSD has become a major issue among veterans. This issue consists of veterans being left on the street due to PTSD which impede the veterans in returning to normal civilization and carrying out a successful role in modern-day American society. This issue contains multiple inputs from Lieutenants themselves who have witnessed their own comrades’ fall mentally in war and can't return to civilization. Throughout the b...