Counseling Services

 

Combat Related Stress/PTSD

Each person will deal with combat related stress differently and experience symptoms in varying degrees.   If you are experiencing some of these symptoms and they are getting in the way of your success personally and/or academically, consider utilizing Counseling Services or contact a community based Vet Center.

  • Anger, frustration concerning lost time while on deployment
  • Boredom stemming from missing the adrenaline rush of combat
  • Inability to focus and concentrate on academic assignments/tests
  • Anxiety, hypersensitivity and startle reactions
  • Problems with developing relationships with fellow students that have not experienced what veterans have gone through
  • Concerns and worries about being redeployed
  • Anger and rage control problems
  • Troubling dreams, nightmares, thoughts and memories
  • Grief and sadness
  • Isolation, social retraction and alienation from others
  • Low tolerance for stress and others' views of the Armed Services
  • Guilt because of acts committed during combat situations, events witnessed and from being a survivor while others were not
  • Seeking relief from emotional pain by abusing alcohol and other drugs
  • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities
  • Low self esteem issues
  • Problems with authority
  • Difficulty going and staying asleep
  • Difficulty trusting others
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