Post-Traumatic Stress Now a Leading Concern for Military Families
Mulrine, Anna, The Christian Science Monitor
The nonprofit Blue Star Families surveys military families and identifies their Top 5 concerns. Other concerns include shrinking retirement benefits and the effect of deployment on kids.
A new survey that ranks the top struggles and worries of military families finds that after more than a decade of war, soldiers and their spouses are feeling isolated and financially strapped.
The vast majority - 95 percent - point to a civil-military divide, agreeing with the statement that most Americans "do not truly understand or appreciate the sacrifices made by service members and their families." Another 40 percent say their community "did not embrace opportunities to help …
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Publication information: Article title: Post-Traumatic Stress Now a Leading Concern for Military Families. Contributors: Mulrine, Anna - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 14, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.