Army Behavioral Health
Army Behavioral Health knows that when our Soldiers return home, most will experience a brief readjustment period and a successful home transition. Some will need short or long-term counseling to assist in their transition. Medical assistance from the Army and the VA is available to provide treatment and see them through to a healthy outcome. Fifteen to thirty (15-30) percent of Soldiers returning from Iraq experience post-traumatic stress symptoms or other mental health symptoms. This is not unusual after combat. Recognizing and treating these symptoms early is key to preventing them from becoming a disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
The majority of troops are and will remain mentally healthy. This is the result of leadership. Our Army is trained and ready and well led. Leadership makes a difference in the mental health of our force.