PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a common challenge for veterans. It affects everyone differently. For the nearly 8 million Americans who live with PTSD, finding ways to cope can be difficult and overwhelming, especially when symptoms last for weeks, months, or even years.
When veterans or people with disabilities decide that they want to start their own business, there are many pieces of the puzzle that need to fall into place. Deciding what type of business to own is a major decision, and once a plan is put together, it is time to figure out the funding. While financing can be a challenge for many people looking to start a business, there are some great resources available specifically for veterans and those living with disabilities.
No matter your age, self-care — the process of taking time out of your day to support your physical and mental health — is critical. This is particularly true for veterans, who often experience higher levels of stress than the general population. In this case, it is important for you to establish your home as a safe haven, an area where you can relax and free yourself from stress. Here are some ways you can use your home to improve your mental health.
For millions of Americans, the 4th of July is a day of celebration that includes picnics with family, a day out on the water, and a spectacular fireworks show as soon as the sun goes down. While many people are firm in their annual plans to celebrate our country’s independence, it’s important to remember that for some, it’s a day that can trigger harmful symptoms related to PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.