Help for parents and families
There is nothing more difficult than seeing your child or family member suffering. Whether you are looking for resources and support for your veteran or if you need help coping with your loved one’s transition home, we are committed to serving veterans’ families.
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Family Members of Veterans
- Educate yourself about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the signs of it.
- Let your loved one know you are there if he/she wants to talk.
- Make plans to see each other.
- Encourage him/her to seek help if you see signs of PTSD.
- Go to doctors’ appointments with your family member and help him/her keep track of treatment, medications and appointments.
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“Our entire family walks on eggshells.”
I know it’s not easy for him to ask for help, being a soldier…all rough and tough. They trained him to be hard, but they didn’t train him on the inside pain. I’m glad he’s back home. But now I want him back to normal. I told him, “Pick up the phone and give it a chance. There are good people out there. They can help.”
Rosalind, mother of veteran deployed to Iraq