When Veterans Return: The Role of Community in Reintegration

@article{Demers2011WhenVR,
  title={When Veterans Return: The Role of Community in Reintegration},
  author={Anne L. Demers},
  journal={Journal of Loss and Trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={160 - 179}
}
  • Anne L. Demers
  • Published 23 March 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Loss and Trauma
Experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were explored to understand the challenges of reintegrating into civilian life and the impact on mental health. Respondents completed preliminary electronic surveys and participated in one of six focus groups. High levels of distress exist among veterans who are caught between military and civilian cultures, feeling alienated from family and friends, and experiencing a crisis of identity. Narrative is identified as a means of resolution… 
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