Leaving the military and returning to civilian life is a time that many service members look forward to. After all, you’ll be reuniting with your family and friends and starting a new chapter in your life. A fresh start can be exciting, but can also come with a lot of stress and uncertainty. If you’re struggling with making the transition from military to civilian life, veteran transition support can help.
Military life comes with unique challenges and one of the most difficult actually comes at the end of service. If you’ve found that leaving the military and making the transition back to civilian life has been harder than you thought it would be, you’re not alone: nearly half of Veterans say that their transition was more difficult than they expected. Transitioning Veterans often face several common challenges, including a lack of social support. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. You can find the support you need to transition successfully – if you know where to look.
The restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic led to changes in our culture, especially in the workplace. We saw shifting ideas about work and home life, along with the normalization of working remotely. While stress and anxiety levels did go up during the pandemic, job satisfaction also increased. Understanding the factors behind that increase can help you to improve your employees’ job satisfaction and, in turn, their performance.
In 2022, the annual Virginia school safety audit found that 13% of Virginia high school students (27,946 students in total) have seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months. What can you do, as a parent, do about this mental health crisis?
For many veterans, the transition back to civilian life is a bigger challenge than joining the military. Who’s helping you to prepare for the transition back to civilian life? At Region Five, we have a program for you!
The holiday season is a happy and cheerful time for many people, but can be full of challenges for those in recovery from substance abuse.
When you first joined the military, you were put through a rigorous onboarding program consisting of training, education and acculturation. You were taught everything you need to know about working and living as a service member. Unfortunately, that same level of detail isn’t always there when leaving service.
Giving Real Help to a Loved One With Mental Illness: 10 Questions Someone Struggling With Mental Illness Wishes You Would Ask
When a loved one is struggling with their mental health, it can be especially hard to know what to do or say. If you know someone who’s living with mental illness, but aren’t quite sure what to say, this blog will go over 10 questions you can ask to check in with them.
There are all kinds of veterans in our country and they feel all kinds of ways about Veterans Day, the holiday meant to honor them. If you’re one of those veterans who feel like civilians don’t really care about Veterans Day – or veterans – it can be very frustrating.
How often do you talk to your child about mental health? If you’re like most parents, probably not too often. Children are often left out of conversations about mental health. Sometimes it’s because adults think they’re too young to understand or that it’s not relevant to them. Other times, it’s because of the stigma surrounding mental health.