Many veterans are able to successfully adjust to the day-to-day routine of civilian life following military service. However, for some veterans the experiences during their military service has a lasting and profound effect on their lives. Adjusting to civilian life can be challenging due to the culture of strict conformity and high standards of behaviour, and traumatic service experiences.
Common mental health concerns among veterans include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Complicated grief
- Alcohol and substance misuse or dependence
Misso Psychology is able to provide psychological services to veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). To access this service, you will require a DVA referral from you GP. For more information please contact the clinic or discuss with your GP.